Wednesday, 24 December 2014

PET-Bottles: Before recycling - X-mas-cycle them

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PET-Christmas tree in Auckland, New Zealand, 2013
Last year in December when I was visiting New Zealand we stopped by in Auckland. While crossing one of the squares, I immediately noticed from far away green and white triangles of different sizes standing there in a strange configuration. People in New Zealand were also in Christmas mood. These triangles were PET bottles of 0.5 up to 1.5 liters assembled creatively together to form multiple Christmas trees of different sizes and showing variable patterns.

This represents a way to show Christmas elements in a simple, creative and modern way. After the holidays, the bottles will be again collected and recycled to fibers for several applications.
So, when you like such applications and you have not yet a Christmas tree you can give it a try.



Other Christmas decorations involving polymers are for example polystyrene based Christmas stars: 
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PS-Granule Christmas star
Fill polystyrene granules in a backing shape and put them for 5 minutes in the oven. The granules will get soft and glue together. After they cool down, you can remove the shape and you will obtain a transparent star mimicking snow. You can also produce other shapes by the same method to decorate your house and/or Christmas tree.




I wish you a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2015!

Greetings
Herwig


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