Deccan Chronicle reported that 3DSystems’ recently launched Ekocycle cube 3D printer prints objects using “filaments made from post-consumer recycled plastic bottles”, making it a “sustainable and environmentally responsible” way of reusing waste.
The device is currently able to print objects in red, white and black; although its manufacturers are reportedly “confident” that other colours will be available in future. Furthermore each Ekocycle cartridge on average is made from “recycled 20-ounce plastic containers” and is capable of turning a minimum of three used plastic bottles into accessories such as “bracelets, vases, mobile accessories [and] shoes”.
US rapper Will.i.am, who is the Chief Creative Officer of 3DSystems, launched the product, describing it as “the beginning of a cultural revolution” that “would help in revamping lifestyles”.
You can view a short clip of Will.i.am discussing the Ekocycle printer here.
Source – www.therecycler.com