Pulp It

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Team members
Agustin "Flowalistik" Arroyo
recycling education EdTech STEAM STEM cardboard 3D print 3D printing 3D printer Sustainable Sustainability Open Source Open Circular Design Material Materials Local Customisation

Short Description

Tired of throwing cardboard boxes away? Pulp It offers new ways to recycle cardboard at home

Detailed Description

Online shopping packaging waste has boomed over the last few years. Cardboard waste is usually discarded - and not always the right way - even though it features some incredible properties.

Pulp It offers an educational and creative approach to cardboard recycling for those creative problem solvers tired of throwing away such valuable material.

The project features four different 3D printable mold designs that are used to make new products using recycled cardboard. Also, all designs can be easily customized to make new products thanks to a parametric design that is also publicly available.

With an entry-level 3D printer, cardboard waste and some basic tools you can transform trash into valuable treasures.

Project Details

Does your design take social and cultural challenges and human wellbeing into consideration?

Pulp It offers the possibility to make new products using cardboard waste as its main material. This allows people to commercialize the resulting products and integrate this project into the local economy.

Does your design support sustainable production, embodying circular or regenerative design practices?

Pulp It focuses on accessible and local recycling processes to make sure as many people as possible can benefit from the project.

Does your design use principles of distribution and open source?

The Pulp It designs, source file and use instructions are available for free under a Creative Commons license.

Does your design promote awareness of responsible design and consumption?

Pulp It's main goal isn't to make new products but to offer a set of tools and processes to inspire about recycling, open source and accessible design.