Using 3D Printing for Plastic Reuse

3D printing reuse

The Orcas Food Co-op, the Funhouse and The Exchange are teaming up to start an exciting plastic recycling project. A generous local donor purchased the equipment needed to grind up plant-based plastics (PLA), heat it, and extrude it into a plastic filament that is feedstock for 3D printers.

We have started collecting the PLA utensils and cups from the Co-op deli this month, and hope to start providing free 3D printer feedstock to the Funhouse soon—where they are working on creating a kids 3D printing program!

Go get lunch at the Co-op, and be sure to deposit your disposable utensils in the dedicated garbage can upstairs in the loft. It will get to The Exchange, be cleaned, ground-up, extruded, and the recycled filament will go to the Funhouse to kids create 3D imagery!

SEPARATED GLASS RECYCLING

STARTS NOV. 1ST!

WATCH THIS VIDEO

to learn how to get your FREE glass collection bin!