Update Oct. 14/14: The plastic recycler whom we have been taking all our plastics to is now insisting on the plastics being pre separated. Unfortunately most plastic on the products sold does not have a label indicating plastic type. So far we have diverted approximately 1,000 lbs from landfill but now that the plastic must be separated, it is more important now to have one of these devices to avoid sending plastics to the landfill.
Hello Everyone, I am currently helping a friend with his scrap metal venture which so far is helping him stay off of welfare. One thing I have noticed is the amount of plastics left over from when we tear down an item like fridges, washers and vacuums. Unfortunately most houshold items like the above mentioned do not have a stamp indicating what type of plastic it is. I have managed to acquire a somewhat of a business relationship with a plastic recycler whom has agreed to take the plastic from fridges because fridges are all lined with the same type of plastic. However, with not knowing what type of plastic everything else is, we are left with two options, landfill or hang on to it until we have a way to test it. This is where we require assistance. I have found handheld devices that is capable of scanning plastics and identifing them. That device is the Sci Ap ReporteR which uses a non-destructive laser. If you can help us acquire this device, you will be helping to divert more plastics away from the landfill. Thank you.