Take a 3D printer, waste plastic, four brilliant minds and the charity Water for Humans and you have one very interesting project indeed.
WOOF (Washington Open Object Fabricators) won the 3D4D Challenge back in October for their design that will take waste plastic out of landfills, break it down and, using a 3D printer, turn it into composting toilets and rainwater harvesting systems for the developing world. Talk about two birds, one stone.
Love this. Water fountain at Laguardia Delta terminal has bottle filler AND indicates how many plastic bottles have been diverted from waste stream as a result.
Mexico City’s last landfill is full. Where can the trash go now? More on This Big City.
Even climate change skeptics can’t deny the massive problem of society’s ingrained “take-make-waste” economy.