Hi, I’m Fabio CRUZ. I work at the Lorraine Fab Living Lab as research associate.
I did a PhD about the technical issues of the plastic recycling process intended for 3D printing at
I explore the creation of a Green Fablab model where we can create a local recycling process to valorize the plastic waste at the innovation spaces.
Different challenges such as technical, logistical, social have to be overcome towards this distributed recycling process.
Nevertheless, I am really persuaded that we urge now for a paradigm change beyond the current « take, make and dispose ».
In that way, the FabCity movement could give some sparks to create new solutions to the current societal challenges including the plastic waste.
The impact of the internet, the explosion/democratization of the digital fabrication tools (e.g. 3D printers, laser-cuts, etc..) and the current awareness of the environmental issues is making necessary to re-define the concept of « waste ».
Waste could become a resource in itself, making possible a loop of sustainable production and reuse. This new perspective is making a new landscape of knowledge generation and sharing.
That’s why the importance of a DIDO model (Data In, Data Out), where this knowledge is transferable to another place.
Hence, the knowledge generated in the Green Fablab projet could be appropriated by other Fabcities throughout world in order to make a positive impact.