Waste ocean plastic is a huge problem which is currently starting to be tackled with the implementation of large-scale recycling and cleanup solutions. Clean Currents based in Washington DC has designed a range of 3D printing filament made from recycled ocean plastic which will soon be available in pellets, thread and more. Watch the promotional video below to learn more about the company and its ocean plastic 3D printing filament.
The filament is PETG is available in three colours to start Black, White, and Clear and two diameters 1.75mm and 2.85mm. Sample packs and 1 kilogram spools are available to back from the official Kickstarter campaign with a sample pack priced at $10 and an early bird special spool priced at $20 offering a 33 percent saving off the recommended retail price.
“Every year over 18 Billion pounds of plastic empty into our oceans, adding onto the 5 trillion pieces already there. We’re beginning to see this pollution creep into our water supply and our food in the form of “micro-plastics”. These materials take centuries to decompose and once they break up, we lose track of them forever. That’s why it’s so important we act as soon as possible, this problem has a time limit.”
For more details on the environmental project to create recycled ocean plastic 3D printing filament jump over to the official Kickstarter campaign page by following the link below.