The Protoprint Project is attempting to transform “informal recycling” into a systematic and circular model for recycling plastic into new forms, including 3D filament and injection-molded products. Based in Pune, India, the project collaborates with urban waste pickers and industrial partners to create an ecosystem of sustainable development and economic equity. Started in 2012, the Protoprint Project had by 2020 embarked on the construction of 50 plastic-processing facilities in collaboration with the government of Pune.[i]
[i] Social Seva, “The Protoprint Project,” accessed February 4, 2021, https://www.socialseva.org/protoprint/.