Brazil: Researchers Test the Potential of Recycling PLA for Greater Sustainability in 3D Printing

Brazilian researchers are interested in furthering not only the benefits of 3D printing but also the advantages of PLA’s biodegradability for ease in recycling. Their findings are further outlined in…

Australian Entrepreneur Using 3D Printing to Help the Environment by Ridding Oceans of Plastic Waste

34-year-old Perth native Darren Lomman began his first venture when he was just 19, while studying mechanical engineering at the University of Western Australia (UWA). He launched a not-for-profit called Dreamfit,…

The Refabricator Will Be Recycling Plastic and 3D Printing Onboard the ISS Next Year

In 2015, NASA awarded Washington-based technology firm Tethers Unlimited, Inc. (TUI) a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to continue developing its Positrusion Recycler, which recycles plastic waste into 3D…

HPI Researchers Develop TrussFab 3D Software to Design Strong Structures Using Plastic Bottles and 3D Printed Truss Connectors

When I was in high school, I spent most Saturday nights in the gymnasium with my fellow band friends, playing in the pep band for the basketball games. Since we…

Symbiosis: Voodoo Manufacturing Gets Rid of 600+ Pounds of Plastic Trash by Giving it to Filabot for Recycling

It seems that we discuss one of the downsides of 3D printing more and lately: trash. This does in fact occur mainly by way of plastic—and even just one home…


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