Standardized Scrap

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  • Referred to as Stanscrap
  • A Standardization System for use of Scrap / Recycling / Upcycling
  • Similar to what Open Source Low Tech uses
  • Akin to how separating some types of metals and plastics makes sense for recycling, seperating these out of other waste streams may make sense
  • For instance the Cardboard Tubes from paper towels may have more use being used as is, rather than being sent to Paper Recycling . Same thing for a Two Liter Bottle vs PET Regrind . It is easier to use the bottle (or many of them), than to Blow Mold something of a similar use case in many situations

Materials List

Beverage Cans

(Glass) Bottles

Corrugated Containerboard

  • "Cardboard"
  • Any Standard Box Sizes?
  • Also can just say "cut to 0.5 meter sheet" etc
  • Can be cut by hand, via Dragknife, or with a Lasercutter
  • Rigid, Lightweight, Insulative, and Common/Cheap

Food Cans

Liquid Packaging Board

  • What "Juice Boxes" "Box Wine" and similar products use
  • Essentially a semi-rigid, durable, waterproof/vaporproof, insulative textile
  • Outside of seams may be comparable to Tyvek ?

Metal Scrap

  • Reuse "as is" if possible for Offcuts
  • If melted try and keep as "Pure" as possible
  • Get makerspaces to have an X-Ray Florescence Gun for measuring scrap metal ingot compositions?
    • Granted not accessible until a company makes such a device, and/or a FLOSH design is made

Paper Towel / Toilet Paper Cardboard Tubes

  • Look and see if there are standardized dimensions
  • Can be used to an extent as Structural Tubing for low stress applications
  • Could also be used as a (disposable?) core for those Fiber Reinforced Tubes on the machine that makes those (insert name here)

Plastic Bottles

  • 1L and 2L "Soda Bottles" make pretty good, albeit low density, compressed air tanks
  • They can also be used for Photo-Bioreactors
  • They can be adapted to skylights (See Liter of Light )

Vulcanized Rubber Tyres

  • Will exist nearly anywhere wheeled vehicles are common
  • Is there a common standardized width?
  • Need to document those standards
  • Can be used as is for things like Roof Shingles , Shoes , Crash Barriers (like in F-1), as a bench/chair, as a Tyre Swing, or for Animal Agility Courses
    • ...And More
  • Can be shredded into Rubber Mulch (Although may be some environmental risks with the usage of this)
  • Can also be ground into Crumb Rubber , which can be used in a similar manner to Rubber Mulch , or mixed with a binder to make a spongey material (need to grab the specific name), or added to Asphalt Concrete to make Rubberized Asphalt which tends to be more durable
  • Also VERY weatherproof

Wood / Wood Scrap

  • Already common place, and standardized via standard wood shapes (2x4's and all that)
  • Bamboo and on-site Engineered Wood Products may be an area to explore

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