Unlike other 3D printers, EKOCYCLE utilizes post-consumer waste, such as plastic bottles, to fabricate objects, as 25% of each printer cartridge consists of recycled materials. They come in a variety of colors, including red, black, white and natural. It only requires one capsule, or the equivalent of 3 used bottles, to makea fashion item, music accessory, or even an iPhone case. Continue reading for the video and what spokesperson will.i.am has to say.
According to will.i.am, this is the goal of the project:
...partner with the most influential brands around the world and use technology, art, style and inspiration to change an entire culture.
We will make it cool to recycle, and we will make it cool to make products using recycled materials.
This is the beginning of a more sustainable 3d-printed lifestyle. waste is only waste if we waste it.