A sense of duty to sustainability and conservation


Sustainability should take centre stage in a world where the gap between rich and poor is widening. Corporations and companies should become more socially involved.

They are the beneficiaries of an infrastructure and society that has been painstakingly built up over generations through the diligence and labour of people. As a company, we therefore feel obliged to give something back to society and the environment.

With the “First aid for children – learning to help by playing” campaign, we want to fulfil our responsibility and put our words into action.

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Fig. 1: Information material for emergencies, suitable for children.

First aid for children - learning to help through play

(Extract from the press material)

What do I do in the event of burns, a tick bite or poisoning? And above all: How can I help others in an emergency? The Förderverein Notfallmedizin Bielefeld e.V. Luftrettungsstation Christoph 13 and K&L Verlag have set themselves the goal of answering these questions in a child-friendly way and have published an easy-to-understand colouring and workbook for girls and boys of primary school age. We think: That’s a good thing! That’s why we’re supporting the project The book, which has lots of pictures to colour in, teaches first aid skills in a playful way.


It tells the story of siblings Mario and Olivia, who guide us through various episodes together with their dachshund Waldi. On 32 pages, they give tips and advice on burns, heatstroke, tick bites, poisoning and shocks. This gives children age-appropriate knowledge on how to behave correctly in an emergency and how to call for help. At the same time, teachers, educators and parents can discuss and practise the illustrations with the children. Thanks to the support of many local companies, the colouring books and workbooks can be distributed free of charge to primary school children in the Osnabrück district.

A commitment that we are very happy to support. Would you like to find out more about the project? You can find more information here: www.kl-verlag.de


The project was a matter close to EWOQE’s heart, as it can save lives and promote education at the same time. These are very important issues, especially for me as a father.

Sustainability: recycling 3D printing waste

Another important part of our commitment is our cooperation with the recyclingfabrik.

Its task is to recycle the 3D printing waste generated during production and thus reduce our ecological footprint. The recycling factory can produce new filament from our waste.

3D printing generates waste in many places. From support structures to misprints and test prints, large quantities of waste are generated in a short space of time.

Filament rolls with a length of only a few metres and special colours and materials are not suitable for long-term storage, as moisture penetrates the filament and impairs the print quality. Although there are processes to bake this moisture out of the filament, in an industrial environment it is often more cost-effective to dispose of it than to carry out a further production process (pre-drying the filament).

By cooperating with the recycling factory, we can ensure that this waste is reused sensibly. The recycling factory processes the leftovers into new filament, which can then be used again for 3D printing. In this way, we not only reduce waste, but also conserve resources and actively contribute to environmental protection and sustainability.

The recycling factory recycles plastics from the 3D printing sector into new filament.
Prototypes, misprints, support structures and brims previously ended up in the rubbish and were
incinerated as they are not recognised by conventional sorting machines. We have
to change this and have created the following cycle:

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Fig. 2: The recycling factory cycle (GER)

With a filament cycle, we can work together to conserve resources and
pay attention to the sustainability of this production method. If you like the
concept convinces you, feel free to tell your friends and acquaintances about it and help
help advance the circular economy.


EWOQE endeavours to contribute to the community and the environment in various ways. Our donation for child-friendly teaching materials and the recycling initiative for 3D printing waste are two examples of how we want to take responsibility and promote positive change. We would like to take this opportunity to emphasise once again that we see such commitment as the fulfilment of a duty and not as generosity.