As 3D printing becomes more prevalent, the question becomes what is going to happen to all the plastic that is going to be pumped out as people start making all their stuff at home.
The answer is that it is going to get turned right back into printing filament. All 3D printers bought for home use will print with materials commonly used already in our daily lives.
With the increased demand for those materials that the proliferation of 3D printing will bring, it wouldn’t make sense for companies to skip out on the potentially huge profits to be made from recycling and reselling all that plastic.
Brandon Yarberry, Cutler Bay