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vanPlestik

3D printing with plastic waste

vanPlestik

3D printing with plastic waste

“Changing the way we deal with plastic waste, one 3D print at a time” (vanPlestik)

The Innovation
Plastic packaging waste, nothing more than junk? vanPlestik thinks differently and have developed a way to create value from plastic waste. To reduce incineration and landfilling, vanPlestik has developed a 3D printer especially made to recycle plastic waste streams. This large printer can transform waste into high quality and affordable plastic objects, such as chairs. By offering cost-effective 3D printers on a local level, vanPlestik hopes to solve the problem of lacking access to recycling facilities across the world and with that keep plastic from ending up in nature.

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Meet the Founders
Sam van Til and Nout Kooij want to change the way we handle plastic waste. Nout began working with recycled plastics already in 2014, aiming to produce a 3D printer filament made from recycled plastic. Using circular materials was also a focus in Sam’s Architecture study at TU Delft. In his Masters, he started to focus on the possibilities of digital production. 

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