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.
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