3D printing is today’s trendiest industrial revolution. At Refil we aim to make it a sustainable one as well. Why continue to use new plastics, when there’s so much old plastic we can re-use?

At present, most plastic waste is perceived as valueless, it ends up in landfills or incinerators. Only a small fraction of the plastic waste is recycled. Unfortunately, a lot of discarded plastic ends up in our rivers, the sea (so called “plastic soup”), forests and even in animals. Plastic waste is a global problem and is interfering with our food chain and ecosystem. Moreover, plastic is made from oil, and this resource isn’t infinitely available. It’s time that we take responsibility and we make smarter use of our resources. It’s time to change and start recycling.

Refil recycled filament

We want to offer the makers of the world a 3d printer filament that is fully recycled, with a quality that is comparable or exceeds premium non-recycled filaments. That’s why, for the last couple of years, we have been working on fully recycled filaments. After years of extensive testing and fine-tuning we are proud to introduce fully recycled ABS filament made from car dashboards, PET filament made from old PET bottles, PLA filament made from yoghurt cups and HIPS filament from old refrigerators .

Better Future Factory

Refil is founded by Rotterdam based design studio Better Future Factory, founded by alumni from the Delft university of technology. It's a mix between plastic experts, 3d print specialists and engineers with an idealistic drive to create a better future. Driven by a curiosity for plastics and annoyance of plastic waste Better Future Factory is specialised in finding innovative solutions for recycling plastics.