3D printing has taken an interest to our rubbish bins ! The Italian Francesco Pacelli, 26 year-old engineer and designer in materials, imagines lots of new materials from coffee grounds. Focus on his Hoop project that recycles food waste for 3D printing.
Francesco Pacelli, member of the +Lab of the Politecnico university in Milan, startled by the exponential quantities of food waste from now to 2050, took an interest in the means to recycle the waste lastingly by combining it with an ancestral material, clay. At the same time, he revisits the production of ceramic thanks to new technologies such as 3D printing. He started experimenting on the Hoop project in the premises of the +Lab, research lab in 3D printing from the Politecnico university in Milan launched in November 2013.