By catching design errors and making changes early and often in the iterative design process, prototypes and 3D printed models reduce the waste streams caused by those errors and design modifications. In architecture the savings are also dramatic because the scale is so large.
When you use prototypes and physical 3D models to innovate and create better designs, you reduce the number of final products that wind up in the trash.
Eco friendly and environmentally sustainable 3D Printers, are starting to populate the market, too. For example the Ekocycle™ Cube® produced by 3D Systems, recycles what you use, so you can remake into new, meaningful, beautiful and better things. Each EKOCYCLE cartridge turns the equivalent of 3 plastic bottles into your next wearable fashion, music accessory or desktop décor.
If you are looking for sustainable 3D Printing solutions in Ireland: