A 3D Printer That Turns Coke Bottles Into Almost Anything

By on July 1, 2014


We are getting so close to having anything we want at our fingertips. Even better using one of the most awful pieces of waste: plastic bottles. The Ekocycle Cube 3D Printer uses a new filament made in part from the bottles.

Cubify will be releasing the Ekocycle printer for $1,200 later this year. The filament cartridges will contain at least three recycled 20 oz PET plastic bottles while still retaining the flexibility and durability of standard 3D printer filament.

The filament material will only be available in a “curated” color palette of red, black, white, and natural. You can thank Will.i.am for that. He is the Chief Creative Officer of 3DSystems, which has designed the printer.

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