Resin?

Can someone tell me he environmental impacts of resin? I have wanted to try it, but my conscience won't let me. Is it as terrible as my mind is making it out to be? and if so are there other options?

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4 replies since 5th November 2008 • Last reply 5th November 2008

environmental impacts? I've worked with it for quite a while and I havn't learn of any environemntal impacts or suffered any. Apart from is slightly fowl smell [its honestly not bad at all, its just very slightly annoying. I don't even notice it anymore], I'm not sure of any bad things.

Oh.. it got on my pants once and I just left it there cause I was... lazy, lol, and it made a hard spot... but you can't really tell unless you feel it. so .... yea... there's that. I'll try and look it up though

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oh, alright, here is one, but its about poliester resin, not the apoxy kind most use.

"Polyester is a man made fibre that comes from Oil - it is basically a plastic. So you could mention the impact of extracting and refing fossil fuels.
The outdoor clothing company Patagonia make their fleeces from recycled plastic - might be worth a quick look.
As it's a plastic, surely it takes ages to decompose, and releases nasty chemicals into the ground as it does so. Burning it would release horrible stuff too."

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http://www.netcomposites.com/composites-green-guide.asp?page=69&section=green-guide&ex=4

there is THAT as well.

Hmm... thats weird. :

that doesn't make me feel good. lol.

But I am really really down in the dumps, and I've found the cheapest resin ever, and i can create so many gifts with it, and I feel like a horrible person, but I'm probably going to continue to use it.

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oH...I didn´t know that too.. Happy I have bought 2 big bottles this week and I´m not feeling very good anymore...
But I will definetly use them,and make such wonderful things out of them that nobody ever burn something or throw it away ^^ *yay*

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