Protoprint is a Social Enterprise based in Pune, India that empowers urban waste pickers with the technology to ethically produce fair trade 3D printer filament from the waste plastic they collect. We market the filament globally, providing consumers with a price competitive, ethically sourced, recycled alternative to virgin plastic.

In addition to the sale of our filament, we work with organizations and institutions in India to set up affordable 3D printing facilities for their students and professionals. See our Products and Services page for more information.

Creating Filament from Waste Plastic


Learn more about our social enterprise and the Fair Trade Filament process. Also see News and Updates

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Meet Our Team


Sidhant (CEO)

Born and raised in Pune, Sidhant holds a degree in Environmental Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has prior experience working on developmental projects in Nicaragua and Tanzania and is a current Echoing Green fellow.


Katie (Finances and Technical Operations)

Katie holds degrees in both Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering from MIT. She is an expert at computer aided design and, as a student at the Harvard Business School, is particularly interested in the creative applications of 3D printing for development.


Jayant (Operations and Manufacturing)

Jayant is a software professional with degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He is in charge of the manufacturing and design of our locally sourced technology.


Suchismita (Community Liaison)

Suchismita is a published journalist with degrees in Economics and Management. She focuses on the company's finances and on interacting with the waste picker cooperatives.