Closing the loop
With an ambition to become truly circular, our goal is to establish an authentically sustainable approach to our product lifecycles. Following a long and fruitful lifespan, we strive to ensure that our 3D printed lighting products are not wasted, but reused, repaired, refurbished, or recycled in an environmentally responsible manner.
As part of our design principles, we adhere to a set of rules that promote sustainable assembly practices. Instead of relying on glue, potting, and excessive use of screws, we prioritize the use of turn-and-click components. This not only simplifies the assembly process and improves repairability but also ensures that our products can be easily disassembled.
In line with our commitment to End-of-Life recycling, we provide clear disassembly instructions for each product series. This empowers recyclers to effortlessly separate the various components and direct them to the appropriate waste streams, facilitating efficient recycling processes.
Collection & recycling
We are fully compliant with the European WEEE directive (Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment). We actively participate in national Collection and Recycling Organizations (CROs) to ensure the safe and environmentally friendly disposal of our products after End-of-Life.
Moreover, in North America, we have forged our own partnership with a reputable recycling company, demonstrating our dedication to preventing our End-of-Life products from ending up in landfills as much as we can.
From waste to wonder
Promoting sustainability in 3D printing has led us to test recycling End-of-Life printed parts. This way, we can create a filament that can be used to print new components, reducing waste and conserving materials. Initial tests have shown promising results, highlighting the potential of this recycling method.
However, we recognize that our current End-of-Life flow is relatively small and irregular. This poses a challenge as traditional recycling processes require a consistent and significant flow of materials.
To overcome this obstacle, we are actively exploring alternative applications for our End-of-Life printed parts. One such avenue is the temporary utilization of these parts in the production of other products, including furniture and sculptures.
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