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Azure unveils world's first ever 3D printed structure made from recycled plastic materials

Azure Printed Homes has showcased the world's first ever 3D printed Backyard Studio made from recycled plastic materials at their new Culver CIty factory's ribbon cutting ceremony. The 15,000 square foot factory in Culver City, California, plans to print several structures per day to meet the increasing demand for homes, ADUs and backyard studios. Azure.

Azure has developed an innovative technology to create durable living structures made out of repurposed plastic through a process that will be vastly better for the environment than traditional building and the use of concrete. Azure's creative solution seeks to minimize waste by making use of plastic already intended for landfills, or that usually ends up in our oceans or that is incinerated. By using recycled materials instead of new resources, Azure aims to close the sustainability loop in the 3D home building industry by getting closer to a circular economy’s goal of making optimum use of previously used materials.

"Today marks a historical day for the future of building more sustainably, much faster, and more affordably," said Ross Maguire, Azure's CEO. "The construction sector is the largest global consumer of raw materials, responsible for approximately 11% of the world's total carbon emissions. Our responsibility to our customers and to future generations is to use the most sustainable practices imaginable."