New Raw zero-waste lab in Greece 3d-prints furniture from recycled plastic waste

- Jun 17, 2019-

Furniture is 3d-printed from recycled plastic waste at the New Raw zero-waste laboratory in thessaloniki, Greece.New Raw founders Panos Sakkas and Foteini Setaki say that by launching Print Your City, they are trying to show how to use plastic in long-term and high-value applications.The robotic arm 3D printer at NewRaw turns plastic waste into street amenities, including ergonomic stools and plant POTS.

* a batch of ergonomic benches based on prototypes of ancient Greek cities were 3D printed in the middle of last year.Each stool took 12 hours to print and used about 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of grated waste plastic.New Raw believes it can improve productivity and has teamed up with Coca-Cola to build a zero-waste lab.

The lab also serves as an education center for local people, giving them an understanding of the plastic recycling process and an opportunity to design new furniture for their communities.Residents can shape the design and use of each unique object according to their own needs, they can choose which public space to accommodate their works, as well as shapes, colors and specific integrated functions to promote healthy and environmentally friendly lifestyles of the city, the project said in a press release.Everything has a bike rack, a tree basin, even a dog bowl or a bookcase.What's more, these objects adopt ergonomically based curvature to accommodate relaxed body postures.

Since the project website was launched in December 2018, locals have submitted more than 3,000 designs.This month New Raw zero waste laboratories installed a batch of 3d-printed city furniture in Hanth park, thessaloniki.New Raw's goal is to recycle four tons of plastic waste during the course of the project.