When was the last time you stopped to think about your plastic footprint? Perhaps now is the time. After all, it’s shiny, durable and non-biodegradable plastic that’s driving the 3D printing revolution. And unless we find smarter ways to make our 3D printing greener, we’re just adding to the global plastic footprint.
A frightening thought when you consider that Americans generate more than 33 million tons of plastic waste yearly of which only 6 percent gets recycled. For those ready to get serious about plastic waste, we’ve already covered filament recyclers which go a long way toward making the technology greener. But why stop there?
3D printing is a technology that’s growing at a fierce pace and, let’s face it, is too exciting to miss out on. There is, however, always room for more sustainable and eco-friendly solutions which innovate without adding to the problem. We’ve put together some of these alternative printers and other green solutions which anyone can implement for more environmentally-friendly 3D printing. … (Read more)