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FILAMENT

RECYCLING

PROGRAM

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Combining both environmental awareness, and protection with social goals of inclusion.

 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

3D printing is growing in popularity and usage in businesses, schools, libraries, and in homes but currently, most of the filament is not recyclable locally and the waste ends up in the landfill.

 

This project would involve identifying who uses 3D printing in North Vancouver and offers a program where their waste of 3D printing filament is picked up by the team. Later this waste is crushed by using a DIY crusher then heated and extruded into new 3D printing filament with a machine called the Protocycler

Partner company:

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GOALS OF THE PROGRAM

(A)

Divert 3D printing waste plastic from the landfill to instead be re-used through a process of:

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STEP 1

Crushing

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STEP 2

Heating

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STEP 3

Extrusion

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Result

New filament roll made from recycled PLA

              Provide a work-integrated learning experience for participants that are                    part of our Skills Trip program of Access2Innovate, a program that has been supported and funded by the BC Ministry of Poverty Reduction and Social Development.

 

Participants in this program are either indigenous people on social assistance, those facing physical or mental disabilities, or others on social assistance facing persistent employability challenges.

(B)

 

ENROLL IN THE PROGRAM

Please note the following:

  • The program is only available for North Vancouver School District Schools.
     

  • If your school is from another district please let us know in the additional information section, and share the contact person to reach out to bring this program to your school.

  • At the moment we are only receiving PLA and no other type of 3D printing filament.

If you have any questions please email us at contact@access2innovate.com