It would be really good to know if Formlabs are looking into any recycling solutions for their products. They say that cartridges and tanks can all be disposed of as household waste, but then how many must now be sat in landfill across the globe?
The base structure of the cartridge is Polypropylene which can be recycled, but because its black it can’t be picked up by the near infrared optical sorting, as a result we cannot send it with our recycling. I appreciate that because the resins are light sensitive that restricts options for the cartridge material, but surely the base doesn’t need to be? Is anyone even looking into this?
We’re really pleased with our printers and results, but I can’t help feeling this is the one area that Formlabs really drops the ball.