Holy crap, that’s a lot of work to get a roll of filament. That’s only economical if your time is worth nothing. Ugh.

  • @Aux
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    07 months ago

    No, the ecologically friendly option is to send it to the recycling.

    • sj_zero
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      107 months ago

      Assuming it’s recycled instead of sent to a landfill.

      Once you find out about how the business of recycling works that’s often not such a certain assumption.

      • @SirHery
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        27 months ago

        In Germany there is a company that specifically lets you send in oly pla and pet and the sells it. You even get a credit based on how sortet your used Filament is. https://recyclingfabrik.com/

      • @Aux
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        07 months ago

        3D printing waste is a clean waste. It doesn’t have food leftovers on it, weird paint or anything else which will render it unrecyclable. Also PLA just goes into a composter.

        • sj_zero
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          27 months ago

          Great argument. Bit of a problem though: you don’t need to convince me or the fediverse. You need to convince plastic recyclers not to just take the strange plastic like thing that isn’t labeled and isn’t common and just send it to the landfill.

          The journey of recycling doesn’t end the moment that a potentially recyclable object ends up in your recycle bin. In order to be recycled, A bunch of things need to go right, and if they don’t then your “recycling” just enters the local landfill, if you’re lucky. If you’re unlucky, your “recycling” will end up in a cargo container on its way to a landfill in some third world country somewhere.

          https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/17/recycled-plastic-america-global-crisis

    • Piecemakers
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      27 months ago

      You’re naive if you think that “recycling” hasn’t been a complete smokescreen for decades, FFS.

      • @Aux
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        37 months ago

        Not all recycling is the same.