The Eurovision Song Contest is an annual competition involving various artists and performers representing countries that are members of the European Broadcasting Union. To mark the occasion in the Netherlands this year, a giant 3D printed trophy made from recycled PET has been made at one of the main locations in Rotterdam. The goal? To promote a circular economy by reusing waste to transform it into useful materials for the manufacturing of zero-waste parts. And to do so, they have turned to additive manufacturing as it is a production method that does not emit waste.
Undoubtedly, the city of Rotterdam is a hotspot for sustainability. And this characteristic of the city is what they wanted to show to spectators through the creation of this 3D trophy, given that, this year, it is the host of the Eurovision Song Contest. With the slogan “Open to the Future”, Rotterdam is on its way to achieving a waste-free society. In fact, as of today, 90% of the city’s “dressing” is circular, as the city aims to set an example of sustainability for the rest of the world. This character of the city has long been driven by the port, innovation and collaboration. (Read more)