Statistically, one resident of Amsterdam creates 23 kg of plastic waste per year. If you take garbage from three, then you can rework it and use the 3D printing method to make a large universal park bench. And this is only the beginning, the creators of the project “The New Raw” assure.
The idea is very simple – do not dispose of the ubiquitous plastic waste, but immediately grind them to large granules, then use the extrusion method to print everything you need for the city infrastructure. Benches, fences, borders, poles, flowerpots under flower beds, decorative and functional elements. If you do not skimp and spend 50 kg of plastic per product, it will come out no less durable than wood.
The prototype bench has a length of 150 cm and a width of 80 cm, it can withstand the weight of four people. Here it is, the zest of the invention: do not just recycle the plastic, but create a short recirculation loop, entirely realized in one city. In order not to carry garbage , (it’s raw materials), back and forth.
Prospects for garbage printed products for the city are the widest, from decorating parks to modular repair of infrastructure facilities. In fact, the Dutch seriously believe that the large-format 3D-printer will become a new brush of the artist and people will be able to create what is difficult to imagine today. The material is actually free – garbage!