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Plastic Fantastic


  Last updated October 2, 2019 at 4:20 pm


A remote island is probably one of the most unlikely places you’ll find a 3D printer, but 500km from Darwin they are using some of the latest technology to deal with plastic waste by recycling plastics into 3D printer filament.

Ernest Gondarra lives on Yurriwi – or Milingimbi – one of the Crocodile Islands in Arnhem Land. The island is beautiful; you get a real sense of isolation. This isolation means the only way to get anything onto the island is by boat, plane or barge. These methods are also the only way to get anything off the island, which is a huge issue for plastic waste.

Find out more about Ernest’s story.

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Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre.

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