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Filamentive launches Free PLA 3D Printing Waste Recycling

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Filamentive launches Free Recycling for PLA 3D Printing Waste
Filamentive launches Free Recycling for PLA 3D Printing Waste/Source: Filamentive

Filamentive, a UK-based premium 3D printing filament manufacturer, has taken a significant step forward by announcing the launch of a Free PLA 3D Printing Waste Recycling Scheme. This initiative is intended to address these barriers head on, making PLA waste recycling a simple and cost-free process for its valued customers.

Every year, the 3D printing industry faces a pressing environmental challenge, with up to 400,000 kilogrammes of plastic generated as 3D printing waste, 70% of which is not recycled; the primary barriers include a lack of recycling options and prohibitive costs.

How Free PLA 3D Printing Waste Recycling works

Filamentive implemented a minimum spend threshold because they recognise that recycling incurs its own set of logistics and processing costs. This pragmatic approach ensures that they can continue to provide this service while balancing the initiative’s costs. The customers who are eligible gain access to PLA recycling services through their UK partner, 3D Printing Waste (3DPW), at no additional cost to their regular filament product purchases with us.

After validation, the company will send you a FREE 45L PLA waste recycling box. Whether it’s failed prints, support structures, or the so-called ‘printer poop’ from multi-colour prints, 3DPW handles the entire waste management process, from collecting your filled box to ensuring a 100% landfill diversion through various recycling methods, giving your PLA waste a new life.

Reducing 3D Printer Plastic Pollution for a Circular Economy

Reducing 3D printer plastic pollution for a circular economy
Reducing 3D printer plastic pollution for a circular economy/Source: Filamentive

This scheme is more than just recycling; it demonstrates Filamentive’s commitment to reducing the environmental impact of 3D printing. For every £500 (ex VAT) spent on PLA-based filament, Filamentive provides its customers with a FREE 3D Printing Waste Recycling Box as a thank you for joining them on this sustainability journey.

“Most 3D printing waste isn’t recycled, but we’re here to change that. This new scheme now offers our valued customers a viable, cost-free recycling solution to reduce plastic pollution and make sustainable 3D printing an achievable reality. Whilst this involves a financial commitment from us, we view this not as a cost but instead a necessary investment in our planet’s future.”

– Ravi Toor, Managing Director, Filamentive 

Eligibility Criteria

  • You must be an existing Filamentive customer.
  • Filamentive requires a total spend of at least £500 (excluding VAT) on eligible products.
  • Only valid for purchases made starting January 1, 2024.
  • You are only recycling the PLA 3D printer filament waste.
  • The specified order number(s) have not been submitted as a separate waste return.

Ravi Toor appealed saying, “By joining us, you are not only reducing plastic pollution from your 3D printing activities, but also demonstrating your commitment to sustainability and the Circular Economy.”


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