Our approach: Leveraging the power of social business to kick-start a circular model
We are starting Full Circle Filament as a social enterprise that will sell inclusively sourced ethical filament. That means we will recycle existing plastic (PET from bottles and post-industrial PC) into high grade filament, and we will work together with waste picking communities to raise their income and improve working conditions. We collaborate with Covestro, a global leader in quality resins, to blend our recycled plastic and achieve a high quality product. We will sell our filament through local and international channels. In the future, we aim to expand into 3D printing as a service reusing our filament in a closed circle of use-recycle-reuse. In this phase we wish to retain our inclusive focus and develop a range of services to create benefits for people throughout the entire value chain.