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'Print Your City' Project Turns Plastic Into 3D-Printed Benches

By Brian Spaen

We’ve not only been working to cut down on plastic use, but we’re finding creative ways to recycle it. After all, even if people reduce their plastic use, there's already plenty of it around that can be put into good use and given a second life. Recently, through the "Print Your City" project, public benches in Amsterdam have been created from the area’s plastic waste with a 3D printer. These unique benches provide an interesting way to relax in public and creates an incentive for citizens to recycle their products.

The New Raw, a design studio based in Rotterdam, is behind the creation of these benches. “Print Your City” studies 3D-printing with plastic waste material. A prototype to come out of this is the curiously-named “XXX” bench.

Naturally, minds start to wander when combining Amsterdam with “XXX,” but there’s nothing adult-oriented about the prototype. This bench twists and bends, creating a way to rock back and forth on it. Two to four people can sit on it at a time, with half the bench facing the opposite direction of the other.