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3D Printing Service Provider ALT LLC Serves Customers and the Planet with Recycled Filament and Sustainable Practices

By now, pretty much everyone is aware that plastic waste is a big problem, especially for our oceans and the creatures that live in and around them. Even with recent efforts…

Plastic Madonna Sculpture Hits the Beach in Rio de Janeiro

Of all the current threats facing humanity in the present day, nothing seems more imminent than the prospect of climate change, a drastic and ongoing effect that us humans have…

Can 3D Printing Save the World? A Look at 3D Printing and the Environment

Environmental experts have made some very dire predictions about what will happen to our planet and, consequently, to us, if we don’t start making some big changes in the way we…

Now on Kickstarter: The Renegade 3D Printing Pen Prints With Plastic Bags and Bottles

I’ve gotten much better than I used to be in terms of remembering to bring my reusable canvas bags when I go grocery shopping now, but somehow I still keep…

NASA Awards Grant to Tethers Unlimited for Microgravity 3D Printer/Filament Recycler

Two of my favorite things to write about are outer space and recycling – so imagine how excited I am about recycling in outer space. Last year, we wrote about…

Changing the World One Spool at a Time: Superior Filament Launches Indiegogo Campaign

Do you know how long it takes for a plastic bottle to decompose? There are variables, of course, but a good estimate is around 450 years – or more. That…

Michigan Tech Students Give Biodegradable Plastic a Boost with Their Company, Superior Filament

There are an ever-increasing number of universities and other higher educational institutions that currently have the goal to enhance and educate students on the state of 3D printing, but only…

Precious Plastic’s Incredible Machines Recycle Plastic, Make Filament, and More

One of our greatest ecological challenges, in my estimate, is tackling the problem of plastic waste. The Earth simply can not sustain the levels of pollution generated by a material that can…

On Kickstarter Now: 3D Print the Difference with Reflow Recycled Filament & Help African Wastepickers

3D printing is a technology, science, and art that revolves around materials—and with continual and amazing innovations also comes the constant concern of environmental impact. How can we best deal…

3D Brooklyn Releases New Recycled Filament Made from Potato Chip Bags

Potato chips are a guilty pleasure for a lot of people. I hardly ever buy them, in keeping with my philosophy of “if you eat healthy at home, you can…

Project Seafood: Putting Plastic Trash Into an Ultimaker 3D Printer–Rather Than the Sea

Most of us find the statistics on trash–and the way it continues to pile up everywhere–to be horrifying. While recycling is a way of life for many, there is still…

Indigenous Community Protects the Environment While Learning About 3D Printing

In the central North Pacific Ocean, there is a giant floating patch of garbage known, appropriately, as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Mostly comprised of plastic waste, it was formed,…

Janine Benyus Issues Call to Green 3D Printing Sooner Rather than Later

If you are interested in the field of sustainability, you have most likely run across the work of Janine Benyus before. She is a natural science writer and author of…

Fila-Cycle Expands its Recycled 3D Printer Filament Line With a New Kickstarter

In my previous jobs, I earned something of a reputation as an eco-tyrant. I set up recycling bins if the office didn’t already have them, and gave the evil eye…

Now on Kickstarter: The New and Improved Felfil Evo 3D Printing Filament Extruder

Nothing in life is perfect – yes, including 3D printing. Unfortunately, no matter how carefully we craft our designs, mistakes and flaws happen. This can be infuriating, as any artist in…

Plastics Industry Awards Recognize ObjectForm for Their Eco-Friendly Filaments

The environment is in serious trouble. It’s an unfortunate and troubling fact, and our own culpability in the destruction is hard for some people to face. On the brighter side,…

3D Printing Game Changer: AlphaPura 3D Printer Promises to Turn Garbage into Useful Products

Let’s all face it. Planet Earth has been suffering for centuries from the wrath of mankind. We pollute this planet in more ways than one, and many of us do…

3D Print Objects Using Plastic From Old Car Dashboards — Dutch Startup ‘Refil’ Offers New Filament

While ‘additive’ manufacturing is often looked at as being environmentally friendly when compared its ‘subtractive’ manufacturing counterpart, since there is little to no byproduct produced during the fabrication of an object,…

Reduce and Reuse: ExtrusionBot’s ‘Cruncher’ Recycles and Pelletizes 3D Printing Filament Waste

ExtrusionBot is in the business of supplying 3D printing enthusiasts with materials. Breaking into the 3D printing industry with their specialized ExtrusionBot filament extruder that can be used with any desktop 3D…

ObjectForm Announces Fila-Cycle, 100% Recycled 3D Printing Filaments

Additive manufacturing is, by its nature, more environmentally friendly than subtractive manufacturing methods; by using only the materials necessary for a particular production run, waste generation drops drastically. Now, though,…

Engineering Students Design “Happy Feet,” 3D Printed Shoes for Kenyans Afflicted by Jigger Infection

Many Americans have fairly filtered views of the dangers of living in other areas of the world; many people think of animal dangers in Kenya as being lions. While lion…

Dimension Polymers To Crowdfund the First Professionally Engineered, Recycled 3D Printing Filament

While 3D printing promises to cut back on waste within the manufacturing industry by using an additive, rather than subtractive approach to fabrication, at the same time, current trends within…

Indian Waste Pickers Produce 3D Filament with ProtoPrint

The job commonly known as ‘rag picking’ or ‘waste picking’ has been around for as long as humans have been discarding things. The waste pickers perform an important function by…

15-year-old Plans to Launch 3D Printing Filament Recycling Program & Store via Kickstarter

One question arises quite often when talking to people who utilize FDM 3D printers on a daily basis. What do you do with your 3D printed scraps and junk? When…