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Project PLA | Recycle your 3D Printing Waste!

Project PLA is creating an easy, simple, and cheap Recycling service for 3D Printing waste.

Project PLA | Recycle your 3D Printing Waste!

Project PLA is creating an easy, simple, and cheap Recycling service for 3D Printing waste.

$1,091
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
18
backers
6days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, September 27 2019 7:56 PM UTC +00:00.

About

3D Printing generates a lot of waste. Instead of landfilling your waste, try Project PLA! Did you know that even though PLA is called "biodegradable" it only degrades in an Industrial Composting Facility? Project PLA connects you, the consumer of biodegradable plastic to the Composting Facility.

We take your 3D Printing Waste and send it to the proper Composting and Recycling facilities that don't normally accept residential waste.

We are dedicated to solving the waste crisis and climate change. To do this, we must each do our part, starting with properly disposing of our 3D Printing Waste.

Project PLA is dedicated to making this process as simple and affordable as possible!

We appreciate your support and dedication to saving the environment!

Here's how it works: 

  • Step 1: Order

Pre-order your box based on your amount of 3D Printing waste.

  • Step 2: Fill

Once your box arrives to your location, fill it with your 3D Printing waste.

  • Step 3: Ship

Once your box is filled with plastic, attach the included return label and drop off at your local post office.

  • Step 4: Recycle

Once your box returns to our facility, we process the plastic with a multistage pulverizing process and then ship off the plastic to the proper Recycling and Compost facilities.

Done! It's that Simple!

  •  Step 5: Repeat

After our Kickstarter project is over, and you have gathered enough 3d printing waste again, you can order another box on our website at: www.projectpla.com


What will the money be used for?

The funding from this Kickstarter campaign will be used to purchase the custom print cardboard boxes as well as further develop our processing facility.

3D Printing Waste we accept:

Currently we only accept PLA and empty spools (made from any material), as they are the majority of 3D Printing waste. If our campaign is successful, we will also expand into accepting ABS, PETG, and potentially other types of plastic!


Where is our service available?

Currently Project PLA boxes are only available in the United States. However in the future if our campaign is successful, and our processing facility is fully completed we will expand internationally as well!

Risks and challenges

Your box is estimated to be delivered around the end of October, in which we ask you to please be patient. It takes this long due to the manufacturing time for the custom print boxes as well as the setting up of the processing equipment for the plastic at our facility.

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Environmental commitments

Visit our Environmental Resources Center to learn how Kickstarter encourages sustainable practices.

Long-lasting design

Our boxes are made from high-strength cardboard that safely transport your material to our facility and can be reused multiple times.

Reusability and recyclability

Our boxes can be reused for multiple orders to save cardboard, and once they reach the end of their useable lives they will be properly recycled.

Sustainable fulfillment and distribution

We choose the most environmentally friendly shipping options when possible, while also making shipping quick and convenient for the consumer.

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    Extra Small Box

    Great Value! 20% OFF $39 Retail (Save $10)

    Box Dimensions: 10"x10"x10"
    Can take ~ 2.5 lbs of 3D Printing Waste

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    Box Dimensions: 12"x12"x12"
    Can take ~6.0 lbs of 3D Printing Waste

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    Box Dimensions: 15"x15"x15"
    Can take ~12.0 lbs of 3D Printing Waste

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    Box Dimensions: 20"x20"x20"
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