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GENESIS Eco Screen: A 3D Printed Urban Biodiversity Habitat Made of Recycled Plastic

Written by David

August 14, 2019

Large-format 3D printing company BigRep , along with its innovation department NOWLAB , just launched their latest sustainability project – GENESIS Eco Screen, the first 3D printed urban plant and insect habitat.

 

Just like the company’s recent BANYAN ECO WALL , this eco-friendly installation also features an embedded drainage system, but the difference is that it’s being 3D printed out of recycled plastic materials on four of the company’s BigRep ONE systems. The printing itself is taking place live at the historic Thaersaal at Humboldt University in Berlin, and spectators are welcome to come watch the process in the beautiful hall.

 

Lindsay Lawson is the Project Lead, with Daniel Büning, the BigRep CIO and NOWLAB Managing Directer and Co-Founder, rounding out the team. The idea behind a circular economy is to close the gap between waste, resource input, energy usage, and emissions by reducing consumption and material usage; these […]

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