UK Filament Brand, Filamentive, has announced that its PLA filament line now contains 87% recycled material as per 2021 production volumes – an increase of more than 50% versus the 2020 production average of 55%.

Sustainability is central to Filamentive’s business model and the UK-based filament brand has made a commitment to continually improve its environmental footprint of its products.

Filamentive implements a rigorous selection criterion to guarantee single-source, consistent waste streams. As of February 2022 – the brand only works with post-industrial recycled material – material diverted from the waste stream during a manufacturing process. 

“Despite the pandemic, latest data shows that 3D Printing still grew by more than 20%. As the industry grows substantially, Filamentive is committed to ensuring that the filament market grows sustainably – increasing resource efficiency whilst reducing environmental impact by recycling plastic waste materials that would otherwise go to landfill”.  Ravi Toor, Managing Director, Filamentive

Prioritising recycled materials ensure that Filamentive PLA filament products have a lower environmental impact – ensuring:

  • Increased resource efficiency of plastic
  • Minimised amount of plastic waste being sent to diminishing landfill sites
  • Less consumption of natural resources
  • Lower energy demand compared to production of new, virgin polymer

The update ISO 14021 Recycled Content Declaration can be read / downloaded at this link

Filamentive ( – is the market leader in sustainable materials for FFF 3D Printing. The company was founded to address the environmental need to use more recycled plastics in 3D printing, and also alleviate market concerns over quality and long-term sustainability. Filamentive has experienced rapid growth and continues to address the questions surrounding 3D printing recycled materials. Headquartered in Bradford, United Kingdom, Filamentive materials are trusted by thousands of educators, engineers and makers globally.