Single-use plastic will get a sustainable lease of life as part of a new project led by Manchester Metropolitan University to transform waste into valuable new products and create drive for recycled plastic materials.
Using two different innovative technologies – intrusion moulding and additive manufacturing – single-use plastic waste will be turned back into raw plastic material, known as feedstock, to then become everything from tables, chairs and bespoke 3D printed products.
Manchester Metropolitan will lead the €9.6 million project utilising its expertise in Industry 4.0, next- generation materials, 3D printing and insight in building a sustainable economy. Supported by the Interreg North West Europe Programme as part of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the project, named TRANSFORM-CE, not only aims to divert thousands of tonnes of […]
Above: PepsiCo food, snack, and beverage product line-up/Source: PepsiCo PepsiCo turned to tooling with 3D printing...