Can anyone help Richard recycle plastic milk bottles?

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If you live in Bristol and have plastic milk bottles like these - Richard needs them!

If you live in Bristol and have plastic milk bottles like these - Richard needs them!

Last year we helped you recycle your plastic milk bottle tops by donating them to a fashion student for an intrituguing sounding dress!

Now Richard needs your help with plastic milk bottles.

If you live anywhere in Bristol, you can help!

He is looking to recycle around 64 plastic 2ltr milk bottles as part of a up coming project.

The milk bottles all have to be similar to the ones in the photo.

If you would like to help or would like Richard to collect your recycling, please drop him an email at [email protected]

He writes “if you are willing to collect a number of bottles I can come by and pick them up in a week or so. Unlike the recycling centre, I actually need the bottle tops as well!

For hygiene reasons I hope you might be able to wash the bottles out and maybe bleach them so they don’t smell“.

Richard tells me that the plastic milk bottles and tops will be used by a group of people at the BRL lab where he is studying for a PhD. They are working on something to be displayed at the Craftivism event at the Arnolfini next month.

Richard’s interest is in robotics applied to rehabilitation, both as technology for restoring lost function and as assistive technology.

He is currently researching tongue movement ear pressure (TMEP) signals as an alternative for multi-modal real-time control of peripheral assistive devices for quadriplegics and spinal cord injury patients.

Richard is also developing a device to help stroke victims regain control and significantly reduce the rehabilitation time using EMG feedback.

The reason for needing the plastic milk bottles is semi-secret until the event but he’s going to take lots of photos when it’s launched!

It’s a tight deadline, so if you can help out, please contact him today!

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I am a long time supporter of the Green and Sustainable lifestyle. After being caught in the Boscastle floods in 2004, our family begun a journey to respect and promote the importance of Earth's fragile ecosystem, that focussed on reducing waste. Inspired by the beauty and resourcefulness of this wonderful planet, I have published numerous magazine articles on green issues and the author of four books.

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  1. Peter says:

    Pity he’s a bit far down the M5 from here.

    After several years of not throwing anything out – including milk bottles of course – I have a fair few hundred.

    Worth a punt on exchange sites to reach fellow ‘hoarders’ more locally like me?

    It’s a linkage system I am working on to matchmake local communities.

    For now: http://junkk.blogspot.com/2007/10/reuse-exchange-sites.html

  2. Condo Blues says:

    That sounds interesting. I hope you show us the finished project!

  3. Mrs Green says:

    @Peter: I hope Richard finds what he is looking for too, Peter! I’m sure between us we could have come up with a few bottles. I love the resource you have created for exchange sites; it’s really comprehensive.

    @Condo Blues: I hope we see the finished project too! I’ve asked for photos, so we’ll see!

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