“Achieving’carbon peak carbon neutrality’ is a major strategic decision made by the country, which is related to the sustainable development of the Chinese nation and building a community with a shared future for mankind.” In the context of the country’s “two carbon” strategy, carbon neutrality is more than just Energy is related to all aspects of the industrial chain, and every link in the industrial chain must be carbon neutral.

For many families who use drinking fountains, they will regularly ask the water master to deliver the large buckets of Nongfu Spring Water to their homes. After drinking, the master came back to collect the old bucket and exchanged it for a new bucket. But do you know how to dispose of these buckets after they are recycled? You may not be able to imagine that these eliminated plastic buckets can be made into 3D Printing raw materials, which can create new value while being environmentally friendly and reducing emissions! Recently, Covestro, one of the world’s largest polymer producers, announced that it has jointly developed a 3D printing wire made from recycled Nongfu Spring 19-liter buckets with 3D printing manufacturer Polymaker. Covestro said that this 3D printed wire produced by reusing the empty barrels of Nongfu Spring has high purity, traceable source, sufficient supply, and cost-effective. In the future, it will be widely used in production and life scenarios such as the manufacture of consumer electronics. It is understood that the raw material of the 19-liter water bucket of Nongfu Spring is made of polycarbonate plastic (PC) invented by Bayer, the predecessor of Covestro. As early as January 2020, Nongfu Spring signed a tripartite cooperation agreement with Covestro and recycling company Osser. Nongfu Spring will hand over all the 19-liter polycarbonate buckets that have been eliminated to Osser for shredding, washing and repelletizing. Covestro will then further process these processed plastic particles into high-performance recycled plastics. Used in electronic appliances, home appliances and automobiles and other industries. In the whole year of 2020 alone, more than 1.2 million Nongfu Spring empty barrels will be put into this recycling process.

The 3D printing wire developed this time is another innovative exploration for the recycling of waste polycarbonate. Through the innovative technology of recycling modification, this recycled material is even better than traditional 3D printing materials in terms of heat resistance and toughness. good. Recycling and reuse is an important part of the development of circular economy. Nongfu Spring Fang also stated that in the future, it will continue to deepen cooperation with all parties in the recycling industry chain, and actively perform social responsibilities in promoting the healthy and sustainable development of the recycling of plastic materials. Go all out to promote the full implementation of the “two carbon” strategy. 

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