Extreme E, the all electric SUV racing series which launches in April in Saudi Arabia have announced that they have enlisted the services of 3devo to develop their trophies from plastic wasste.
Speaking about the news, Extreme E Chief Marketing Officer Ali Russell commented saying:
This concept from 3devo was founded by a group of young inventive engineers and I’m delighted Extreme E is able to implement this technology. The 3devo mission to assist businesses to be more sustainable is a shared vision of Extreme E, which is why the series is looking for lower carbon intensive ways to run the championship from zero emission vehicles, right through to trophy creation.
“It is incredibly satisfying to know that using ocean plastic for our trophies has a positive impact on the environment, and I can’t wait to see our inaugural race winners lift them in Saudi Arabia on the 4 April.
Founder and CEO of 3devo Tim Wesselink commented saying:
Our mission has always been to empower innovators within 3D printing through accessible and quality products to create material discoveries. Thankfully, through our solution, these discoveries aren’t wasteful. By minimising plastic waste consumption and repurposing the waste created – it takes a whole new turn on innovation.
“By Extreme E recognising and acting upon the impact of climate change, we truly believe this partnership will allow us to amplify our message. Showing the world that the plastic waste that is threatening our environment, can also be seen as something useful when repurposed.
“We are proud to contribute to Extreme E as an example of closed-looped recycling within 3D printing – from plastic waste to a resource. Extreme E’s eagerness to implement technology that is not only sustainable but also offers the opportunity to innovate is extraordinary and admirable. We are beyond thrilled to support Extreme E and ready to overcome the greatest challenges together.