Various industries in the world using plastic waste recycling for packaging their products. Instant food and beverage industry for example, choosing a plastic-coated aluminum foil or plastic multilayer as packaging because it is considered safe and can keep the product fixed consumable. In addition, the wrapping material is not make the production costs soaring. Manufacturers continue to sell retail products at affordable prices. The same thing conducted by the manufacturers of shampoo, candy, milk, and medicine. Plastic-coated aluminum foil packaging to replace glass, cans, and paper as packing material. The plastic waste is identical to the type of waste that is difficult to be recycled naturally in the soil.
Therefore, the risk of plastic waste recycling to be disposed of carelessly greater than the organic waste that can be broken down by soil. On the other hand, garbage collectors usually only find / buy plastic garbage that does not have many colors (plain). The price of plain plastic waste tends to be higher than the colored plastic waste.However, modern human consumption of plastic waste produced by a variety of colors and covered with aluminum foil which sometimes did not have the resale price by garbage collectors. This type of garbage and then just ends up as waste where most of the solution is to be buried and burned. In fact, plastic waste was buried in the soil will not be broken down to more than 1000 years and the burning of plastic waste will produce toxins harmful to humans who breathe it.
Crafts from waste plastic is a craft that could be an alternative business opportunities around us. As is known Plastic is a material widely used in the needs of modern human life. But the rest of the plastic waste into its own problems for life. Because the plastic waste is household waste is very difficult to unravel different from organic waste that can quickly unravel. To describe the plastic waste takes a very long time could be decades, organic waste can be broken down and converted into compost in a few days (See Waste ornganik). On the other hand the use of plastics in everyday life even more increased so that more complicated problems. The solution is to reduce the use of materials from plastics or recycle plastic waste into useful products. Plastic waste can be processed into a variety of craft that have a significant economic potential. Craft business opportunities of this plastic waste in addition to bringing sustenance also reduce pollution from plastic waste.
One who has been in business Crafts plastic waste is Purwaningsih Dawn Mother, Mother who is a kindergarten teacher at his home in Perum Taman Sedayu E3, Metes, Argorejo, Sedayu, Bantul, Yogyakarta. Waste plastic waste has been successfully transformed into various craft that has artistic value and economical. Starting a business processing plastic waste into craft is not an easy matter. Many people are cynical contempt even as he searched for a former garbage, even his sons had asked him if he worked as scavengers. But it was all a storey then, now just a lot of people who want to learn from him how to make crafts plastic waste that economic value and high art. Even Dawn Purwaningsih instead must often leave the house to provide counseling, learning how to make crafts recycling it to the parties invited to provide training such as the PKK or the dharma of women, the institution of school.
At the time started to make this recycling craft, he could only make simple goods such as sandals and bag . since in 2007 that, after becoming one of the partner company tries toilet product providers, Dawn is able to make new products such as laptop bags and umbrellas. Currently, he is very busy because they have to take care of his business that has grown not only limited to producing handicrafts, but also have stepped in to provide courses craft of dry waste recycling and waste management training at the centre for Waste Recycling Craft Dry-named Radite Collection.
How to Become Crafts Plastic Waste Processing
The first step to process plastic waste into craft is is to separate dry waste and wet garbage. Furthermore, dry waste such as packs of soft drinks such as coffee, milk and instant noodles to be cleaned. After that plastics that have been washed and dried then cut into pieces like the pattern of craft items that will be created. The pattern is made in accordance with the form of goods to be made. After the cut in accordance with the pattern, the next step is to sew in accordance with the pattern. All it takes is the patience of tailors.
Currently craft of plastic waste has become a distinctive fashion products from recycled goods or could be called trashion. Trashion this mean fashion from garbage.with be trashion later, handicraft products recycling of dry waste will be enjoyed not only among the people of middle to lower middle class but also on the usually very concerned about the quality of craft products to be purchased.
Crafts Products From Natural Fibers
Conjure natural fiber materials such as tree Gebang, pandan leaves and so become a unique handicraft is the community’s daily activities Salamrejo Sentolo. Some profiles of natural fiber craft artisans Salamrejo, Sentolo, Kulonprogo, has been reviewed in previous posts. In this paper we will discuss how the process of natural fiber material is converted into an artistic handicrafts and the results of craft products unique natural fiber. For some people certainly would not expect a single trunked plant with a height of 15-20 centimeters with fan-shaped leaves and long-stemmed turns out to have high economic value, after the various crafts. Or the water hyacinth weed plants that are found in a swamp or wetland can be converted into an interesting handicrafts. Handicraft made from natural fibers has its own beauty, seemed natural and environmentally friendly.
The process of making crafts from natural fibers into handicrafts include several processes. Plants Trees gebang first split, soaked, dried . After the fiber is dried and then assembled into a small rope. With small sized ropes are ready woven into handicrafts such as bags, hats, baskets and more. The next process is coloring, coating the inner bag, and finishing processes such as adduction furnish and provide various kinds of accessories. Various kinds of handicrafts that have been through these processes has become a natural fiber crafts ready for marketing. – plastic waste recycling
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