Bottle Caps Are Being Cleverly Used to Create Prosthetic Limbs.

Envision Hands is a not-for-profit community initiative that uses 3D printing to turn plastic waste into mechanical hands and arms for kids, with the products being sent around the world.

bottle caps

“We saw that there was a waste in the local area, and we realised bottle caps weren’t being recycled,” Teer said.

“As a result of that, we started an education program, and then we thought, let’s put them to really good use.”

The recycled plastic bottle tops are turned into prosthetic hands using a 3D printing blueprint that’s available online for anyone to use.

“The bottle caps come in, and we shred them, and it’s made into a filament,” Teer said.

“That is then fed through a 3D printer with a software program, and hey presto, we end up with fingers.

“It is quite a lengthy process compared to normal 3D processes because the plastic that we’re working with is quite difficult – but the guys are doing a fantastic job in putting it together.”

Find out more on how you can help HERE.

Share your comments below.

  • Going to look further into this, a great cause to get the kids involved In


  • I’ve been saving mine. Carefully washing them and pulling out the plastic liners. Happy to help


  • Been supporting this charity for the last month or so! Such a great cause.


  • This is absolutely amazing!!! Will be checking out how I can support this for sure


  • Just checked out the drop-off points and will be calling in! Amazing that they’ve already smashed their goal!

    • It would have been more helpful if the drop off centres were listed on this page. Why didn’t the person who submitted this article list them?


  • Fantastic it helps reduce waste and helps children. Great idea.


  • Amazing what waste can be turned into, great idea hopefully they will get it off the ground


  • So cool – an amazing and inspiring story.


  • How amazing is this


  • That’s amazing. The type of news I like to read. :-)


  • Its so amazing what we can do with rubbish! I wish they’d invest more into stuff like this.


  • This is such a great initiative to help many people.


  • Wow this is so impressive what great work these people are doing.


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