I backed a Kickstarter campaign a little while ago for a company called Reflow Filament. Their goal was to essentially take the plastic waste from a lot of developing nations and make something useful out of it. In this case, 3D printing filament. Originally this was supposed to be made in Tanzania. I forget exactly what the issue was there but they couldn't quite get the Tanzania plant up and running so these were actually made in Amsterdam. Either way, the product was still made from waste plastic from waste bottles and things like that. For me, I’m totally totally cool with using recycled waste PT and turning into PETG plastic as long as the quality is good. That's my big concern with these. The mission is great. The idea is great but if the final product isn't of sufficient quality, it's just a great idea that probably won't work out
Disclaimer: This is a recycled PETG. My opinions are my own. No money exchanged hands. I purchased this with my own money on Kickstarter and they didn't even know I was going to be doing a review. Also, at HartSmart Products, we actually sell recycled PETG already. It's not the reflow stuff, it's from 3D Fuel so it's sort of a competing product. That being said, I don't think there is any bias in my review but I'll leave that up to you.
Summary: Reflow Filament is a little bit more expensive than other products out there. However, in terms of the overall cost to the planet and to the environment and the amount of waste that's being eliminated from the environment… As long as it is as good or better than the PETG I can buy that doesn't have all that other stuff going on, I'm willing to pay a little bit more for it. I just need it to perform and I really have no complaints. And it is really really good stuff. I don't think they do too many colors at the moment, it's all pretty much clear but if you're interested in picking up some clear PETG, head over to Reflow and check out the Reflow Filament. It really is very, very good and you're helping to save the planet at the same time.
To see more of what I have to say about Reflow Filament, watch my review video on the EcoStruder YouTube channel.
Update: They now have multiple colors to choose from. To see their current selection and order some for yourself, click here.
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