Waste oyster shell × cement 3D printer
Taiwan's oyster farming
Oyster farming is the industry with the longest history along the western coast of Taiwan. This traditional industry has created a splendid scene in countless fishing villages and has made an indelible contribution to promoting the local economy and improving the lives of oyster farmers. However, the empty shells of the oysters are often discarded as waste, and a large number of waste shells are piled up like a mountain, which has become a long-term unique “landscape” of the southwest coast. It not only affects the coastline ecology, but also emits foul smells and breeds mosquitoes and flies in severe cases, which affects the outlook and the environment, which has always been a local headache.
Seeing business opportunities from environmental issues
You may not know that in Taiwan, 130,000-140,000 tons of discarded oyster shells can be produced a year. Before we figured out a regeneration method, we usually deal with these biological wastes in this way. “
In September 2015, world leaders gathered at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to hold the United Nations Development Summit and officially released the “Flip Our World: Sustainable Development Policy in 2030”, planning 17 Sustainable Development Goals (Sustainable Development Goals). Goals, SDGs) and 169 tracking indicators, as the guiding principles for cross-border cooperation among member states in the next 15 years.
By 2020, EVERPLAST has decided to follow in the footsteps of the world and set the goal of sustainable development. We will combine the technology of the extruder with 3D printing to create the first self-developed extruded 3D printer in Taiwan, and cooperate with the Taiwan government In cooperation with schools and institutions, through the 3D printer manufactured by EVERPLAST, the waste oyster shell powder is integrated into cement-like materials to develop a new generation of recycled building materials. In the future… we will continue to find more waste materials, such as: Green clay, recycled paper pulp, waste slag, waste gypsum board, etc…, we expect that EVERPLAST can contribute to more environmental issues in the future. We are well aware that the earth’s resources are limited, so it is in the sustainable development and sustainable use On the road, we will continue to make efforts to give our children a bright future!