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Sustainability Is Key
The 3D Printer Filament Recycler’s Guide

Planet Earth is choking on plastic waste, creating a real need for the 3D printing community to adopt sustainable methods. We tell you how this can be achieved, especially through the use of a 3D printer filament recycler.

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Closing the Loop
3D Printing Sustainability – Solving the Plastic Trash Crisis

By 2050, there is predicted to be more plastic in the ocean by weight than fish. Learn about the institutions and organizations taking a stand.

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“Precious Plastic” Offers Free Tools to Recycle Plastic

Dutch initiative "Precious Plastics" have created great tools to recycle waste plastic. And the best: The tools are open source. Free 3D printing filament, anyone?

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Green Printer Corps
US Army is Recycling Plastic Bottles for 3D Printing

The US Army is exploring ways to convert discarded plastic bottles into recycled PET filament. Soliders will become even more self-sufficient in the battlefield by 3D printing useful spare parts from waste material.

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3D Printed Vase Promotes Plastic Bottle Recycling

Upcyle a plastic water bottle into a home for your flowers, using an elegant 3D printed vase by designer Libero Rutilo.

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Innovation from Waste
Startup in Togo Creates 3D Printers From E-Waste

WoeLab is a startup in Togo, Africa, which created a 3D printer using e-waste and is now providing schools with similar 3D printers too. 

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3D Printed Urban Furniture Made from Recycled Plastic

Based in Rotterdam, Print your City! is an ongoing research project to turn plastic waste into functional, tough, 3D printed urban furniture.

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Eureka
Scientists Accidentally Create Mutant Enzyme that Eats Plastic

In what could be a major ecological breakthrough, scientists have accidentally invented a mutant enzyme that likes to feast on PET plastic.

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Flash Trash
Researchers Recycle Beach Trash into 3D Printing Filament

Trash collected from Cape York Peninsula by volunteers is being viewed as a resource and turned into 3D printing filament by professor Veena Sahajwalla and her team at the University of New South Wales.

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Recycling in Space
NASA’s Refabricator Will Turn Recycled Plastic Into New 3D Printed Components

Next year, the International Space Station will receive the Refabricator, the first machine to mix recycling and 3D printing into one process.

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Tree of Life
Aqua Shard Has a Shower of 3D Printed Leaves For Christmas

3D printed art installation in collaboration with Sir David Attenborough replaces traditional Xmas tree at Aqua Shard restaurant in London.

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Landfillament: 3D Printing with Upcycled Trash

Why not try 3D printing with garbage? Landfillament is a trash-based 3D printing filament made using upcycled Municipal Solid Waste (MSW).

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Seeds of Love
Upcycle Tin Cans with a 3D Printed Campbell Planter

From soda can to happy plant: 3D Printed Campbell Planter turns cans and bottles into a chic, self-watering planter.

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Racing and Recycling
3D Printed Billy Cart Enters Bangalow Derby

We have to admit, we’re biased when it comes to 3D printing. So our bets have been placed on the 3D printed cart at the Bangalow Billy Cart Derby in New South Wales, Australia, this year.

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Smartwear
3D Printed Monicker Watch is Stylish and Recyclable

Belgian designers propose a new concept in watchmaking that's 3D printed, stylish, and fully recyclable. Meet the Monicker Watch.

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Sustainability
REMAKE3D: Makers to Submit Epic Fails for Recycling

3D Hubs launches REMAKE3D campaign to change how 3D prints are made, and support a waste free future. Submit your epic fails to win prizes!

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