Better Future Factory - From Waste to Product
The world is at the verge of resource revolution and it’s time to make change. We see that companies and governments are trying to find their way in the circular economy. Future Factory is a sustainable design and engineering studio based in Rotterdam. We help companies transform their waste streams into great products.
Back in 2012 we created the Perpetual Plastic Project, the world’s first mobile, interactive recycling machine for transforming plastic waste into 3D prints. We have been running workshops and distributing copies of this machine around the world ever since, thus inspiring and educating people about a new economy, a circular one. It became the backbone of our way of working at the Better Future Factory today. We help companies create sustainable, iconic products that inspire colleagues and clients, often becoming a stepping stone for bigger change.
New solutions to an old problem
It’s time to make a change and find new solutions to old waste problems. We want to make waste a resource and start closing loops, moving away from linear thinking and embracing the circular economy. At Better Future Factory we combine our idealistic drive with a pragmatic approach, creating tangible solutions. We believe in re-imagineering products and processes into iconic, sustainable and scalable solutions. Engaging stories and innovative engineering have the power to create a cleaner and better future.
It’s time to give plastic the appreciation it deserves and to stop wasting waste. Plastic is a beautiful material with properties that other materials can’t match, so we should use this for more than only one life cycle. Over the years we’ve specialised in this material and found a range of innovative ways of recycling plastics.
Upscaling for impact
The Perpetual Plastic machine triggered our second startup, Refil. We upscaled the making of recycled filament to an industrial scale, creating the first globally available, high quality, recycled 3D printing filament.
Let’s start today
Let us know how we can transform your waste into products! We have extensive experience in this field, so get inspired by our previous projects:
- Transforming old car dashboards, refrigerators and bottles into high quality 3D printer filament and selling this worldwide;
- Making beautiful wall tiles from plastic bottles called New Marble;
- Building our own interactive recycling machines;
- Creating unique awards from recycled plastics;
- Converting old packaging into coffee products like serving trays.