The Netherlands is back at it again! This time, it is a company named Refil. What Refil is currently doing is recycling old car dashboards and used plastic bottles into new 3D printer filament. Currently they offer 2 types of filament, black ABS, and translucent PET.
The black ABS is made from 100% recycled car dashboards, door panels, and other ABS car parts. The translucent PET, is made from 90% recycled plastic bottles. What is really cool about the translucent material, is that the color is unique to whatever type of bottle that they happen to be recycling that day. Which means it could be greenish, clearish, blueish, grayish. Very cool.
This company makes this filament by grinding up the original material, melting it down, removing any impurities or contaminants, and finally extruding it in either 1.75mm or 2.85mm 3D printing filament.
Currently, the price to ship this filament to the US, it a bit steep, but we plan on getting our hands on some of this soon to give it a try.
Check out their website at http://re-filament.com