Beyond Orange Peel: Using Waste to 3D Print Cups (3DPrint.com)

Unlocking the value of a circular economy using 3D printing is leading innovation everywhere. Recovery initiatives to increase sustainability, like reusing plastic waste and turning it into 3D printing filament, are becoming more common. In tune with the need to care for Earth’s limited resources, Italian studio Carlo Ratti Associati (CRA), in partnership with global energy…

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Rethinking the ‘P’ word (Green Biz)

In Tokyo, a householder consults her 60-page "Garbage Separation and Disposal" system to check whether it's a recycle day for plastic bottles or for all other plastic packaging. In a coastal village in Kenya, an order has been received for 2,000 bricks made from waste plastic and earth. Read more

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Food waste as raw material for 3D printed bioplastics (Innovation Origins)

Extracts of lemon and almond peels can be used for sustainably produced car parts and building components. This BARBARA project jointly funded by the European Union and industry ensures that food waste can be put to good use, replacing petroleum-based plastics with more environmentally friendly bioplastics. The BARBARA project is supported by the European consortium called…

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