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23 November 2017Business
Print Your City! The New Raw
<p style=""> The benches are made to look like rocking chairs that can fit up to four people. The beauty of such a product is that the shape and size of the bench can be easily customized. </p><p style=""> Notably, at the end of the bench's life, it can be taken apart and recycled again up to seven times to create more furniture for public spaces. </p>[UVBHUU1511369177]<p> In the video below, New Raw co-founder Foteini Setaki says the benches weigh approximately 50 kilos each—roughly equal to 150 percent of total plastic waste produced by one Amsterdammer per year.<br> </p><p style=""> "So one Amsterdammer could potentially produce benches by just collecting their own plastic waste," she said. </p><p style=""> <span></span>According to <a href="https://inhabitat.com/this-brilliant-project-turns-plastic-waste-into-3d-printed-benches-for-amsterdam/" target="_blank">Inhabitat</a>, the <a href="http://www.thenewraw.org/work/3d-printing-in-the-circular-city/" target="_blank">Print Your City!</a> project launched in 2016 as part of the AMS Institute's Circular City Program and is supported by TU Delft and AEB Amsterdam. </p><p style=""> "Print Your City! explores the concept of applying 3D printing to plastic waste, as a way to re-design urban space," the project website states. "As the name suggests, Print your City! is a call for action, rallying citizens to recycle household plastic waste in order to transform it into raw material for public furniture, via a 3D printing process." </p><p style=""> Watch here to learn more about the project. </p><p class="shortcode-media shortcode-media-vimeo"> [70Z1ZN1511369213] </p>
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