AvatarJigar Seth asked 1 year ago
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Are 3D Printed objects recyclable?
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Are 3D Printed objects recyclable?
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3D printing has become increasingly popular recently. With more and more people 3D printing a variety of objects, there is a lot of 3D printed waste generated. Some of it can be reused after recycling.
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GreenSutra
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Team GreensutraTeam Greensutra Staff answered 1 year ago

Theoretically, almost all 3D Printed Objects can be recycled, but practically recycling them is not that straight forward.
Currently, the most commonly used materials for 3D Printers are ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) and PLA (Polylactic Acid). Both of these materials are considered as #7 Plastics.
Among these two:

  • PLA is a biodegradable thermoplastic made from renewable resources like cornstarch or sugarcane,
  • ABS is a biodegradable thermoplastic made from petroleum products.

You can learn more about plastic recycling processes at : https://www.greensutra.in/plastic-recycling-process/

Summary
Are 3D Printed objects recyclable?
Article Name
Are 3D Printed objects recyclable?
Description
3D printing has become increasingly popular recently. With more and more people 3D printing a variety of objects, there is a lot of 3D printed waste generated. Some of it can be reused after recycling.
Author
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GreenSutra
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