HDPE Plastic Portal | Eco LAB Project

8 Oct 13:00


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At LABracadabra, we reuse, recycle & upcycle as a way of life to do our part in reducing waste on the island.

Our whole crew is a BIG fan of Rick and Morty, and we've been dreaming of making a life size portal, and the time to do it has finally come!!!! needless to say, we are all VERY excited!

For this Project, we decided to use COLORED HDPE bottle caps!

This specific type of plastic (labelled number 2) has pretty good properties that make it easy to recycle into new things!

the process will involve melting bottle caps with a heat gun and swirling it while it's still hot to get the spiral effect.

But first things first, we need A LOT of bottle caps !!!! preferably shades of green and yellow, but we'll take any color for future projects! So tell your friends and start collecting them !

We'll have to start with cleaning the caps in the morning during sorting meditation, then start the melting process after a lunch break.

Here at LABracadabra, we try to find new ways to divert trash from it's saddening fate : the landfill.

At our own little scale, that mostly mean, upcycling !!! We are constantly brainstorming new ways to make treasures with what's laying around unwanted, in order to change the way we consume.

We develop and show these hacks to you so you can share them with even more people !

There are some CLEAN trash items you can drop off at LABra ! see the full list through this link :

This is your chance to build some new Eco habits and start processing your trash in a way it can be reused 🙂.


On every 1st & 2nd Saturday of the month, we will make progress on this project together, showing you how to melt the HDPE into the portal.

We will have a ready to use station with all the tools necessary to make the flowers, so after you've come to a session to see how it works you can come back whenever you want - within opening hours 10am-5pm- to grow our project one bottle cap at the time !

You can send us a message to let us know you're coming and don't forget to bring your friends, 'cuz the more the merrier !

This activity is part of our Upcycling Hacks Series designed to help tune our minds into a different way of looking at the materials we use to make our projects.

We have a different Upcycling LAB Session every Saturday of the month:

📌1st Saturday of the month :
Tetrapak Origamis

📌2nd Saturday of the month:
Glass cutting

📌3rd Saturday of the month :
Pull Ring Chaimaille

If you'd like to get involved in our Recycling journey even more, you can join us every Saturday morning for Sorting Meditation ! Helping us will grant you FREE LAB Passes!


If you'd like to get involved in our Recycling journey even more, you can join us every Saturday morning for Sorting Meditation ! Helping us will grant you FREE LAB Passes!


We are also making other upcycling community art projects you can take part in :

📌3rd & 4th Saturday of the month :
PET Plastic Flowers

𝗟𝗔𝗕𝗿𝗮𝗰𝗮𝗱𝗮𝗯𝗿𝗮'𝘀 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗽𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗯𝗮𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝗕𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗠𝗮𝗻 𝘃𝗮𝗹𝘂𝗲𝘀, 𝘄𝗵𝗶𝗰𝗵 𝗺𝗲𝗮𝗻𝘀 #𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗽𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 #𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆.

𝙏𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙢𝙚𝙖𝙣𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙞𝙩 𝙚𝙭𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙨 𝙗𝙚𝙘𝙖𝙪𝙨𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙔𝙊𝙐, 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙔𝙊𝙐, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙔𝙊𝙐.

The more you interact with the place, the more alive it gets, the more perks you get, and the more our community grows! So bring your friends and Let's do this together!

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✦ 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗲 ✦
Community LAB events are Free.

If you wish to support our work, you're more than welcome to donate!! All donations go towards the growth of LABracadabra's toolsets and equipment.

✦ 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗕𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 ✦

📌 Yourself, your friends, and all your island vibes!
📌 Reusable water bottle for free refill
📌 🍈🍍Fruits to shake&share with your new friends🍌🍉

✦ 𝗔𝗱𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗗𝗲𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗹𝘀 ✦
This event is child-friendly. However, parents must stay and supervise their children throughout the session.

Community LAB events are focused on building community through our love for all kinds of Sustainable arts. We also organise Makers, DIY, and Flow LAB Sessions, Jams and courses. Follow us to stay updated about our upcoming events!

You can also join our Messenger group for alerts on upcoming events! Message us to be added :)

If you'd like to share your skills and organise an event at LABracadabra, contact us!

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LABracadabra advocates the use of reusable items, such as food containers, drinking bottles, and shopping bags, which are available for sale in our shop.

𝗗𝗢 𝗡𝗢𝗧 𝗕𝗥𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗣𝗟𝗔𝗦𝗧𝗜𝗖 𝗕𝗔𝗚𝗦 𝗢𝗥 𝗔𝗡𝗬 𝗗𝗜𝗦𝗣𝗢𝗦𝗔𝗕𝗟𝗘 𝗣𝗟𝗔𝗦𝗧𝗜𝗖 𝗖𝗢𝗡𝗧𝗔𝗜𝗡𝗘𝗥𝗦 to our premises. Not even “just once”. Change starts with you today, not tomorrow.
𝗪𝗘 𝗛𝗔𝗩𝗘 𝗔 2𝟬𝗧𝗛𝗕 𝗙𝗜𝗡𝗘 for any disposable plastic brought onto our premises (you'll be given a fabric bag to take home). Not kidding, keep it in your bike, just don't bring it here. Proceeds will go into making recycling stations for the island.

If you want to know more about how to grow sustainable habits, ask us how!