A machine comparable to Plast’if does not exist. There isn’t another machine that recycles plastic waste from companies allowing them to print new products in 3D from this waste. In France, recycling solutions are limited to conventional solutions from companies like Veolia or SUEZ who do not really encourage people to recycle. These competitors offer only a container where people can recycle. Others recycling companies, like Cannibal and Lemon-tri offer a small reward for recycling waste. Canibal uses a reward lottery process (eg: cinema tickets) and Lemon-Tri, a deposit style system where one cent per recycled waste. However, these rewards are not personalized.
Plast’if creates value by upgrading plastic waste into new products printed in 3D. This added value is created by employees and for employees. Employees participate in this transformation since their plastic waste is transformed and printed in new products of their choice. Moreover, the printed products will benefit employees, but also associations, because the products could be, for example, prostheses given back to people with disabilities. Plast’if encourages recycling in a sustainable way, rewarding recurrent recycling. Plast’if also allows the democratization of 3D printing in business by creating team cohesion. Teams work together and encourage each other to recycle. Plast’if is the first recycler offering encrypted data on recycled plastic in companies. This data can be published in their CSR reports.