Russian Students Transform Garbage into 3D-Printing Materials

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Students of the Vladivostok's Far Eastern Federal University developed a project by creating enterprises for plastic debris processing, the Interfax news agency reported.

According to their plan, the waste such as plastic bottles and polyethylene will get a second life as materials for 3D printing – in particular, they can be used to create granules and flexes.

“These products are in great demand on the market today as it's used for advertising structures production and 3D printing,” representatives of the university said.

In the framework of their research, students took into account the costs of creating an enterprise based on the characteristics of a particular area and calculated the project’s payback. Based on their conducted survey, they claim that about 50% of Vladivostok residents are ready to try separate garbage collection.