It seems like everything these days comes packaged in plastic and although it’s very durable, so much of it ends up in our landfills each year. Recycling and using reusable containers is the best solution to limiting the amount of plastic that ends up in our landfills.
Imgur user Mergs21 has come up with a great way to upcycle these plastics to make a colorful, marble bowl. It’s not that expensive to make, and all of the supplies came from items you would normally recycle or toss away.
It took a couple of months, but he eventually collected enough HDPE containers, bottles, caps, and lids to embark on this DIY.
Once a sufficient amount of material was collected, they were arranged accordingly so that he could see how much of each color he had.
Afterward, he used a pair of scissors to start cutting up the plastic into small, easy-to-melt pieces.
One by one, each color was cut and arranged into piles so that they could be placed and melted into a mold.
For the mold, a large glass bowl was selected because it could easily withstand heat without flexing or changing shape. The different colors of plastic were then layered into the bowl until it was completely filled.
With the mold filled to the brim, it was time to head outside to the grill. It’s important to note that this project is best done outside on an open barbecue. The melted plastic will give off fumes that you don’t want to inhale or have lingering in your oven.