Reusable Kit for 3D Printable Sustainable Cutlery

Rossi, Emilio (2021) Reusable Kit for 3D Printable Sustainable Cutlery. In: Advances in Manufacturing, Production Management and Process Control. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems (274). Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 45-52. ISBN 9783030804619

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The relationship between plastics and disposable domestic products like cutlery has a long history in Design. For a long time, the use of thermoplastics has been seen as the most cost-effective solution to meet the market demands with an affordable solution ‘for all’. Only in last decades the society got the awareness that this way of producing products is unsustainable for many reasons: environmental wastes, ecological threats, pollution and lack of lifecycle strategies. An alternative creative approach for the sustainable design and manufacturing of cutlery is needed to overcome this unsustainable business model. In this study, we present the research and design results that have allowed to proposing an original sustainable 3D printed solution for mitigating the use of disposable plastic in cutlery sector.

Keywords:Design, sustainability, Additive manufacturing
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies
W Creative Arts and Design > W240 Industrial/Product Design
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Design
ID Code:47022
Deposited On:27 Oct 2021 08:13

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