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NEFILATEK Turns Electronic Waste into Filament for Printing Projects

 - Mar 26, 2019
References: kickstarter & geeky-gadgets
3D printing has revolutionized the prototyping and digital project experience but is heavily reliant on virgin plastic materials, which is something NEFILATEK aims to change with a distinctly more eco-friendly alternative.

The filament created by the brand is made from old electronics and home appliances to eliminate the need for new material to be manufactured. The company also hopes to turn failed print jobs and waste materials into fresh filament to close the loop associated with 3D printing for a more sustainable experience for makers and designers alike.

The NEFILATEK recycled 3D printer filament is created by using high impact polystyrene (HIPS) that is sourced from the aforementioned waste items, which means it's inherently just as durable as traditional filaments on the market.