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Engineers set up the first plastic recycling plant in Western Australia to produce 3D printing wires

recently, a man from Western Australia started a plastic recycling plant in Perth to convert plastic pet waste into 3D printing wires. This project is named after greenbatch

once plastic bottles are taken away from the roadside, people do not always know what happens to recycled plastics. For example, in Western Australia, people are shocked that their plastic recycling is not carried out locally, but is actually sold and transported on the "International Waste Market"

Darren lomman, a resident and engineer from Perth, decided to do something about this situation and set about building the first plastic reprocessing plant in Western Australia

he explained to ABC the reasons for his action: "since there are no plastic reprocessors in Western Australia, they are basically forced to sell to buyers in the international waste market, and some ships filled with plastic will be transported away by reprocessors and turned into new products." he added: "But a large part of it is purchased by waste incinerators, which burn and generate electricity in energy recovery processors, but it is a polluting thing for our world." He also pointed out that a statistical figure showed that by 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish, which stimulated him to set up a plastic recycling factory to a certain extent

by establishing a plastic recycling plant in the region, lomman believes he can give back to his community: a more sustainable future and locally supplied 3D printing wire

we have seen before: plastic PET bottles are being transformed into printable wire, and there are even devices that allow you to process them in your own home. Lomman aims to expand this trend across Western Australia

the reprocessing plant will only recycle PET plastic, which is the type of plastic used to make water and plastic bottles, and is very suitable for manufacturing 3D printing wires. Lomman hopes to provide 3D printed materials for schools and other community organizations

he said: "about 70% of high schools have 3D printers, and primary schools begin to obtain these printers. I even see a printer in preschool classes. Therefore, we really use this to expand the market with our waste problem and create an entrepreneurial solution that can take advantage of both." So far, lomman has reached agreements with 50 local schools. The idea is that the school will collect pet waste, and greenbatch will regularly come and transport it to the post-treatment facility. Once plastic waste is reused as filament, it will be sent back to school for use

& especially those emsps in the field of medical devices or automobiles; In order to conform to the community spirit of the project, lomman decided not to allow any commercial investment on greenbatch, but chose to launch a crowdfunding activity to advocate this initiative

he explained: "we don't form an annual output of 300000 tons and have any commercial investment. We don't want this project to be driven by investors eager to make money. We do this as a community initiative, not a money making institution." So far, crowdfunding activities have raised more than $43000

the performance of composite materials is reduced. LOM rubber shock absorber with good performance man is no stranger to charity, because Australian engineers launched their own charity dreamfit foundation at the age of 19. This measure aims to develop equipment for the disabled. Recently, this organization was acquired by a large non-profit organization, and lomman started his own plastic recycling business

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