reShootz creates 3D printer filament from recycled CDs and DVDs

Along with an increasing selection of 3D printers that now exist for literally every type of user, the amount of filaments that have been coming to market has also been seeing a dramatic increase in recent memory. Not only has MakerBot announced that they are expanding their line of Composite PLA filaments which will include limestone, maple, bronze and iron-fused filaments, … but Made in Space has even began selling the same space-approved filament that helped a range of 3D printed objects make headlines late last year.  Now, a new filament company has a high-quality filament that’s made from a piece of technology that most people probably don’t see to often anymore: CDs and DVDs.

reShootz, which was founded by “technotrash” recyclers GreenDisk in Sammamish, Washington will begin producing filaments that are made specifically from their ongoing flow of plastics derived from discarded and recycled CDs and DVDs.  GreenDisk, which began as a company on April 22, 1993 (Earth Day), was founded by tech industry veterans who have a passion for the environment.  The company provides secured, audited disposal of intellectual property stored on electronic media.  The company then uses the resulting materials to manufacture their own branded line of GreenDisk office supplies. … (read more)

Source: 3Ders.org