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Over the last 50 years, plastics have been used increasingly in a large range of products due to their versatility, low cost and durability. The global plastic production was 322 million tons in 2015, is growing 3.86% per annum, and is expected to increase to 850 million tons per year by 2050. This aggressive plastic production growth aggravates the pressure for waste plastic disposal and generates many well-established environmental issues. While plastics are still recycled at low rates in centralized recycling facilities, distributed plastics recycling to produce filament for 3DP could help increased this rate at a lower economic and environmental cost.

The objective of this course is to make the attendees understand the contribution of 3D printing to the circular economy of plastics.

 

Please enrol here by Monday 09 December 2019.