Special chewing gum collection boards have been installed around the Nantes conurbations. Students in the project then transform the discarded gum into colorful skateboard wheels. This initiative aims to encourage pedestrians to be eco-conscious when throwing away their chewing gum.
The collector’s board, which is made of polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) plastic, is used along with the gum to make the recycled skateboard wheels. Polymethyl methacrylate is a crucial part of the production of skateboard wheels, as it stabilizes the melting gum while the two materials are processed into wheels.
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