A Solution To Plastic Waste
The 3D Print Micro Factory
The concept of waste needs to change!
We’ve got to value our waste as resource. We really shouldn’t have to send any to other countries or to the landfills or into the rivers for transport to the sea. It’s an important thing to be prepared to not just see plastics as a problem but also to see it as a fantastic opportunity.
Our goal is to help recycling occur on a scale where even The Children of the Landfill and orphanages are recycling and turning “their waste into a valuable commodity.”
GreenFire has a plastic purchasing program with plans to establish a “Plastic Bank” for payment processing will start immediately.
The GreenFire project is launching the world’s first micro-factory designed to convert all types of plastic waste into materials that can be reused.
Instead, of thinking about plastics as a threat, science has shown that you can reuse materials from that waste stream to create filament for 3D printing.
A separate GreenFire module will produce the filaments for 3D printing and for resale
The 3D print industry has proven you can transform just about any plastic waste streams into value-added products.
A 3D print micro-factory has the potential to reduce the rapidly growing problem of vast amounts of plastic waste causing environmental harm and going into landfills or oceans.
Micro-factories can transform the manufacturing landscape, especially in remote locations where typically the logistics of having waste transported or processed are prohibitively expensive.
3D Print Micro Factory
The Greenfire micro-factory requires only 160 square feet of space to operate. A series of microfactories maybe used to stage the processes, making the factory modular.
Plastics in these factories are chipped, melted and extruded into 3D printing filament.
Micro-factories present a solution to the burning or burying of waste that can be reformed into useful materials. We’re actually reevaluating the whole concept of recycling and seeing this waste as a resource.”
Microfactories solving the environmental burden could provide a fantastic economic opportunity.
Waste as the input energy resource, addresses the critical problem of how do we make it cost-effective and truly beneficial to everyone on the planet.
We are also working to deliver cost effective solutions for recycling e-waste, which – not surprisingly – has become the world’s fastest growing rubbish stream.