Plastic can be recycled; but that usually involves collecting it, sending it away, and buying something that uses the recycled material. 3-D printers are becoming popular, but require buying expensive spools of plastic. Student in British Columbia have found a way to take household plastic waste and turn it into pellets that can be used by household 3-D printers. The plastic never needs to leave the home, saving transportation and handling costs.

“3-D Printing Gets A Way To Instantly Recycle Plastic Waste Into 3-D Printer ‘Ink’ ” – Treehugger

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