He Puts Plastic Bottles In An Oven For A Reason That BLEW Me Away.

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Not sure what HDPE is? Well, consider the shown Breaking Bad. In it, Jesse Pinkman tells Walter White to dissolve a body with hydroflouric acid, inside of an HDPE barrel. Why? Because the plastic won't break down, despite the acid's presence.

Nowadays, most people recycle their plastic -- after all, typically plastic doesn't degrade for a very, very long time in a landfill, and it can be reused for a variety of things, quite easily.

And not all plastics are created equal, either. HDPE is one of the most indestructible types out there, and it also happens to be quite common. When it's not recycled, it could theoretically last forever. One creative person decided to put all of that HDPE to good use and transform it into something usable. See the project from start to finish below.


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Over the course of a few months, this clever DIY'er saved any HDPE marked bottles, as well as plenty of container caps.

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He organized everything by color before cutting them down into smaller pieces.

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Cutting the plastic into even squares was time consuming, but would ideally allow him to control the color pattern later on.

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After cutting the plastic, it was time to melt it and fill a mold.

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He decided to use a glass bowl as his mold.

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Everything is layered nicely, so it's time to heat it all up. He used a grill outside to do it.

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As the plastic melted down, he kept adding to it.

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Unfortunately, the glass bowl cracked, so he had to move the entire thing to another bowl -- a mess, but a temporary setback nonetheless.

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The rest of it got finished in the oven.

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The colored layers weren't even, but it still looks pretty cool.

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Next, it was time to shape the bowl even more.

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He used a lathe to do so, which hollowed out the inside of the bowl pretty well.

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Here's the finished product from the side.

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And here's how it looks from above. It's a pretty cool result, and all from some recycled plastic.

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