In our view, closed-loop recycling in the 3D printing industry should be a core goal. This has us thoroughly excited to share that the team at Hubs has announced the launch of three recycling centers for failed prints - with a center in the UK, one in the Netherlands, and one stateside in Boston! All three centers will be using a Filamaker shredder to grind up failed prints and a Filabot to extrude the waste into fresh filament. The filament will then be made available to the community for re-use, fully closing the loop on 3D printed waste.
To get the word out about the launch, 3D Hubs is asking that you use social media to post a pic of your most fantastic fail to #REMAKE3D before September 9th. The 3 Hubs with the most popular disaster pics will score a spool of 100% recycled filament from Refil.
These three centers are considered pilot programs, which ultimately points to more centers opening up later in the year and beyond, with an ever-increasing capacity to turn all of our failures into something a little more noble!