- Are the plastic materials used environmentally friendly?
FFF or FDM printing uses thermoplastics which are easily recyclable. PLA is the most popular material in use, which is an environmentally friendly and sustainable plastic. You can learn more about the sustainability of PLA
- How are 3D printers environmentally friendly?
Additive manufacturing produces little to no waste compared to traditional subtractive methods. Many filament companies such as Filamentive are collecting and recycling waste plastics to clean up the environment
- How sustainable is the PLA material?
PLA is short for Polylactic Acid. It is a Thermoplastic which means it can be melted and easily recycled. It is made from the starch of plants such as corn, sugar cane and sugar beet, making it environmentally friendly and sustainable