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Ravi Toor (Filamentive)

Ravi Toor won won August's Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Award and was a finalist for the 2015 Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Filamentive is a sustainable 3D printing material company which converts plastic waste into usable 3D printing filament.

Today it is estimated that only 1-3% of all plastics used are recycled. The material is almost always non-biodegradable, and millions of tonnes of plastic waste are dumped in landfills and at sea. 

Filamentive hopes to address this problem by converting plastic waste into a usable 3D printing filament, which can be purchased individually by schools, businesses and retailers.

“Through our process, wasted plastic is melted through an extruder before being wound into spools ready to be sold,” explains Ravi Toor, Founder of Filamentive.

Manufactured in Europe, Filamentive presents a point of difference in the market by offering products with environmental credentials, and wants to see more degradable bioplastics as opposed to harmful alternatives.

Ravi founded Filamentive in 2015 while studying for a degree in BA in Environment and Business at the University of Leeds. 

“It is estimated that 3D printing will be worth $60 dollars by 2018. The technology will be vital to industries such as aerospace, medicine and education,” says Ravi. “Let’s use what we already have to build a sustainable future.”
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