Plastic 2025 #hometown

Portland - Submitted by kayvee on Oct 14 2013

Every home in Portland area has a simple plastic recycling appliance--design competitions to make household furnishings that can be recycled when you're tired of them --new family entertainment

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Support( 3 )
How would you expand or adapt this future in 2025?
dunagan23
Oct 14 2013
7:47 PM
No more dishes! you rinse off your plastic plates and watch them melt back into your plastic reservoir.
Transcendentalist
Oct 14 2013
7:47 PM
This could expand to composting too! Especially for products that people dislike reusing, such as mattresses :)
BH1981
Oct 14 2013
8:02 PM
And for food! Easy tools to salvage leftovers and make preserves, broths, render fats, etc.
Stakeholders( 5 )
Who would you need to bring together to make this future happen?
CrazyI
Oct 16 2013
6:35 PM
Recycling and garbage companies, cities who must pay these companies
Maureen
Oct 31 2013
10:01 PM
Schools and museums, too
jabm
Dec 8 2013
5:13 PM
Families, they are the target market
jimmoffet
Jan 28 2014
12:43 AM
Ideally, you'd want manufacturers to put the type of plastic on each product. Like the recycling number, but a stamp that is specific enough to set your machine correctly.
Freyjasdotter
Sep 14 2014
5:15 AM
3D printer companies? Seems like they may have some underlying technology to help make it happen.
Logistics( 3 )
What resources would you need to mobilize to make this future real?
CrazyI
Oct 16 2013
6:35 PM
Stage a sample event!
Maureen
Oct 31 2013
10:02 PM
Booths at street faires
jimmoffet
Jan 28 2014
12:45 AM
You'd want an inexpensive but effective air filter, so that you can melt the plastic without releasing toxics.
Roadblocks( 4 )
What could get in the way of this future?
CrazyI
Oct 16 2013
6:36 PM
People not wanting to turn recycling into reusable stuff
jimmoffet
Jan 28 2014
12:42 AM
Too many types of plastic for a single machine. Most plastic isn't labeled, so consumers don't have a way to know what is made of what.
RickyDub
Feb 22 2014
8:19 PM
Also, there's a lot that people enjoy about furniture that you can't recycle. Would this be better for home decor or basic appliances?
Freyjasdotter
Sep 14 2014
5:17 AM
It's limited in terms of using it only for furniture. What about for toys? Art?