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Potato Chip Bag 3D Printing [video] – Crafting A Green World

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Published on January 21st, 2016 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

3D printing has a lot of advantages, but at the end of the day, it relies heavily on plastic. One company is attempting to turn that into a positive by recycling an informative material.
Does 3D printing have promise for reinventing producing, as well as a few other specialized tasks? Yes… but, for now, it yet strikes me as a way to create tchotchkes, knick-knacks, and trinkets (the word the Christian Science Monitor chose).
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But if the plastic that goes into those items comes of plastic that’s been recovered for recycling, that’s not a bad thing – right? Sure: obviously, there’s a demand for those tchotchkes, knick-knacks, and trinkets, so if we are going to 3D print these things, why not do it of waste plastic?
We’ve seen a number of efforts along these lines already; the latest effort comes of Brooklyn-based create firm 3D Brooklyn. After producing the connection by appearing at take-out containers they were throwing away, the company connected with Terracycle, the New Jersey-based company that figures out how to reuse materials that can’t be traditionally recycled. The answer: potato chip bags.
3D printing has a lot of advantages, but at the end of the day, it relies heavily on plastic. One company is attempting to turn that into a positive by recycling an informative material.
No, not the potato chip bag you toss in the trash: I’d guess the necessary cleaning on those can manufacture them too expensive. But Terracycle has a ton of post-industrial bags that needed to be put to use; via them to print 3D items seemed like a great fit.
Take a appear at the video above that describes this development in greater additional detail, and and so let us understand what you ponder. One additional point for 3D printing…
Republished with permission of Sustainablog.




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