3D printers searching for a 100% recycled 3D printing filament may be interested in Nefilatek created by mechanical engineer Bastien lepoutre based in Montréal, Canada. The first filament developed by Nefilatek is constructed using HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene) recycled from electronic waste. Allowing you to 3D print impact and heat resistant designs while presenting the same characteristics as standard ABS, say its creators. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the structure of the new recycled 3D printing filaments and their composition.
“In 2019, annual plastic consumption of the 3D printing industry is estimated at 30 million pounds and is projected to reach 250 million pounds by 2020 (~40% annual growth rate). Because most 3D printing filaments are currently produced from virgin plastic, the industry has a significant impact on the environment with rejections of toxins from oil-based production and creation of plastic waste. By current estimates, production of 3D printing plastics will result in the consumption of 1.4 million barrels of oil and generate over 800 million pounds of carbon emissions annually by 2020. We, at NefilaTek, want to help 3D printing industry to develop more environmental responsibility by offering eco-friendly filaments with lightweight and reusable packaging.”~
If you are searching for a recyclable 3D printing filament jump over to the official Kickstarter campaign page for Nefilatek for full specifications and a complete list of all available page options.