Students from Colton School’s 2015 First Lego League visited Denton Plastics, Inc. to get a first-hand understanding of how recycling is done in a full scale manufacturing environment.

  • Colton School’s 2015 First Lego League visits Denton Plastics

The students were able to see what types of plastics are pulled from the waste streams for recycling, and how they are stored. Different types of processing equipment were shown from the group to give them ideas as to how different recycling opportunities could be solved. The young Lego engineers had a lot of good questions and were able to see how plastics can be taken through the various steps from scrap, to regrind, to finished reprocessed pellets for use back into a new plastic product. The equipment and processes shown to the teams should give them insights on how machinery can be used to automate a task.

The First Lego League challenges the students to:

  • Identify a problem
  • Design an innovative solution
  • Share the idea with others
  • And present the idea at a tournament
Students get a first-hand understanding of how recycling is done in a full-scale manufacturing environment.

Students get a first-hand understanding of how recycling is done in a full-scale manufacturing environment.