Pick the right plastic off a refuse tip, then shred, melt and convert it into feedstock for 3D printers – it’s a living for some of India’s poorest people
WITH her small child in tow, a young woman trudges across the hazardous clutter of a vast, dusty rubbish dump in Pune, India, scanning for scrap to sell. This scene comes from the launch video of a social enterprise called Protoprint, but it is played out at waste dumps in developing nations across the world. Some 15 million people are thought to scavenge for saleable refuse. Protoprint’s scheme could soon improve the lives of some of these people.
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Turning waste into 3D-printing filament
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The life-changing promise of turning waste into 3D-printing material
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