I believe 3d printing is the future for a far more environmentally friendly use of plastics.
Products that are usually made in one country and shipped to another,
Can now be printed and assembled in your home country.
The 3d printing industry will create jobs worldwide and opportunity's in many different sectors from art to manufacturing. While also reducing carbon emissions by dramatically reducing courier and transportation costs of transporting objects and products.
Check out some of the links to my pages below :
Thingiverse - link
Myminifactory - link