A westafrican inventor has built a 3D-printer out of electronic waste!
The waste problem in Africa is known. Almost everyone has seen pictures of enormous piles of trash with children playing on them and adults on the lookout for some higher value materials to finance their life…
As did Kodjo Afate Gnikou from West-Africa. He built a 3D-printer out of electronic waste, which you can buy for $100.
Dave Hakkens and his team make it possible for people to create new stuff from plastic waste!
“One of the core goals of Precious Plastic is to offer people in developing countries ways to work with plastic waste as this resource is so freaking ubiquitous in their environments. We do this on a daily basis with our knowledge, technologies and platforms but sometimes we want to go a step further and give our full expertise and support by going in areas and set up plastic recycling workspaces- we call these projects Precious Plastic Pilot.” Quelle: davehakkens.nl
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Our Goal We want to reduce plastic waste and encourage industries to replace plastic with alternatives. By marking plastic-free products with the FLUSTIX seal, every customer can make a conscious and sustainable buying-decision. […]
When a manufacturer wants to be certified by FLUSTIX, its produce undergoes a strict testing process. Products, meaning content and packaging, are being tested for plastic contamination by FLUSTIX. In a second step, the product is sent to the independent, unbiased laboratory Wessling GmbH which tests the product for its exact plastic content.
Every product on the German, Austrian and Swiss markets can be tested.” Quelle: flustix.com