Recycling

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Jim JKla
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Recycling

Post by Jim JKla » Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:05 pm

I know there is a filament that does some recycling at the manufacturing stage ReForm's rTitanX (Maker noob did a You Tube) but wouldn't it be cool if there were some location/s probably a few where we could send our old unused filament/failed models.

For this to be viable there would have to be at least one somewhere in Europe and one in North America and I presume there's got to be some easy way to separate PLA and ABS one option would be if the filament suppliers were to include a return address label be that their own or some nominated handler.

There must be tons of unused filament and really badly printed benchies out there. ;)

mdrolc
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Re: Recycling

Post by mdrolc » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:20 am

The practical solution for now is separating different materials right at the source. Put failed PLA prints into a separate bag from ABS. You should be able to find a facility that can recycle ABS because it's a plastic that is often used in other manufactured products. PLA on the other hand is not so common. There are some DIY options, for example https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:30642 .

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Re: Recycling

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Re: Recycling

Post by kleingeist » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:12 pm

Very important and I think that recyling is in our hands or in some smaller recycling stations.

https://preciousplastic.com

Thats the best project I came across. It´s practically a complete recycling plant you can build yourself. I´m going down that route too soon.

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