Let’s make recyclable recycled

Abbiamo creato una filiera alternativa circolare per il riciclo del PLA stampato 3D.

3D printing, however virtuous, is not a waste-free process. PLA waste, in particular, has no place in traditional recycling chains even though it is a compostable material. The thickness of 3D printed objects does not allow the waste to biodegrade as a PLA cup would. However, if sorted into plastic, they are incinerated: a bio-based, recyclable material is therefore wasted.

Since our foundation in 2018, we have never thrown away our waste with the aim of giving it a new lease of life sooner or later. In March 2020, we finally devised a recycling system that could work not only for our own waste, but also for that of other labs and organisations that, like us, print and care about sustainability. 

In March 2020, a network was set up to collect and recycle the waste in our lab to make it reprintable: make recyclable recycled.

Schema raccolta e riciclo PLA. Circularity: making recyclable recycled
Schema raccolta e riciclo PLA.
Scarti PLA. Circularity: making recyclable recycled

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Since March 2020 we have been recycling:

1092,956 kg
of PLA

the equivalent of 218591
coffee capsules

Capsule di caffè. Circularity: making recyclable recycled

173 km
of filament

like Milan-Turin
one way

Mole Antonelliana e Duomo di Milano Circularity: making recyclable recycled

273 ore
of granulation

like watching the Il Signore degli Anelli 30 volte

Anello del Signore degli Anelli Circularity: making recyclable recycled

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