Monthly Archives: July 2017

Create An Outdoor Room on a Budget


Category: Recycle

 We’re officially in British summertime and entertaining and dining outdoors are two popular reasons which draw us into our gardens.   Follow these ideas from The Plastic People team to create a livable, usable space in your garden without overwhelming … Continue reading

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Bending Perspex


Category: Working with acrylic

 Bending Perspex or acrylic can be done if the acrylic is warm.  Once acrylic is cool, it will hold its shape. Bending acrylic at home can be done with a heater such as a strip heater.  You will also need … Continue reading

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How To Choose Between Acrylic and Polycarbonate


Category: Recycle

 For projects requiring clear see-through plastic, acrylic and polycarbonate are the popular and most obvious choices since they do seem quite like each other.  Often chosen to carry out the same tasks, acrylic and polycarbonate have different properties and cost … Continue reading

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Shatter Proof Alternatives To Glass Patio Tables


Category: clear acrylic, Gardening, Polycarbonate

 With this week’s news about certain models of glass-topped patio tables “exploding” in the heat, we thought we’d share a shatter-proof alternative to glass, currently used by customers of The Plastic People:  polycarbonate. Here’s a customer picture showing the  polycarbonate … Continue reading

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Garden Impact with Acrylic


Category: Gardening, Recycle

 Take your garden from fabulous to spectacular with planting of different sizes and scale then create contrast with the introduction of a different material like clear acrylic which can draw the eye across your space but will not block your … Continue reading

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