- PLA 3D printer waste

Brush (265 x 65 x 50 mm)

Dustpan (240 x 180 x 55 mm)

This dustpan and brush set is made from ground up and melted PLA 3D printer waste and highlights the results when reusing, and ultimately, down-cycling plastic. The swirling patterns in these artifacts reflect the mixing of waste plastics with virgin plastic; a process required to achieve the properties of new plastics during recycling. The oblong, uneven shape of the brush handle and the puddling, curved lip of the dustpan is reminiscent of still-molten recycled plastic waste. While the short, brittle, and somewhat inflexible brush bristles is comparable to the effects of shortened polymer chains that result from repeatedly heating and cooling plastics. 

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