This factory turns recycled trash into brightly colored toys, and the footage of the process is totally mesmerizing.
The story begins at a processing plant, where towering rafts of plastic bottles are shredded and cleaned. Next, the shards are turned into pellets and sorted for their color (how else would they make battalions of aviation goggles-wearing, sapphire bears, or classic, banana-hued taxi cabs?). Once the plastic is heated, it's pressed into molds that create the toys, no glue, paint, or screws required. And if it brings you joy to know that these whimsical products help to lessen the human impact on our environment, just wait for the satisfying sight of the pieces for each train or helicopter firmly clicking together as the assembly line quietly hums along.
Watch the video above for the full, indisputably gratifying process. We swear you'll never look at your humble milk containers the same way again.
About How Stuff Is Made
We're taking you on a behind-the-scenes look at the wonderfully hypnotic ways that your favorite products, from vibrators to lipstick and eyeshadow, are made.