New PLA filament from waste prints

Making own filament is possible I know.

Is there a company that takes my waste PLA and returns recycled filament (mixed with virgin PLA if necessary)? Does some one know such a company? It does not need to be cheaper the new material.
I just don’t want to produce plastic waste.

I have not heard of such a company. However, PLA is made from vegetable products, and is 100% biodegradable. It can safely be sent to the landfill.

ABS is a different story…

Yes PLA is biodegradable, but it requires industrial composting with temperatures above 60 degrees Celsius. So PLA is nothing I want to throw into my own garden or in a compost bin. I think making filament out of printer waste is a good business idea. This would also help to give such a company a greener image.

Here in Belgium we have a company who recycles plastics from festivals into 3D printing filament

I guess you’ll find more companies here.

Thanks for your answer. I will give Tridea a try. I’m still interested in a two way thing. Send in waste PLA and order recycled PLA filament.

Also check 3D Designer Flowalistik, designer of the low poly pokemons.
He is busy with “Plastic smoothie” to reuse failed prints.

I think Tridea are criminals. I ordered and payed last year in May. In September they send me an email that my order is complete. Until now I haven’t received anything from them.

Oh wow that’s horrible.
Sorry to hear that