GreenBatch turns waste plastic into free 3D printer filament for schools

GreenBatch turns waste plastic into free 3D printer filament for schools

Australian engineer Darren Lomman is addressing Western Australia’s lack of plastic reprocessing facilities by turning the region’s waste plastic into 3D printer filament. Through his not-for-profit organization GreenBatch , Lomman is aiming to reduce the amount of plastic waste ending up in the oceans, landfill or incinerators, whilst simultaneously popularising 3D printing as an educational tool in schools. The plastic problem The lack of local plastic reprocessing facilities means that in Western Australia, plastic that doesn’t end up in oceans or landfill is often sold on to the international waste market for energy generation through incineration. This is a […]

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