Due to limitations of space, our vent for our glowforge pushes some of the smell out to a playground on our campus. We want to avoid materials that are hazardous to be in proximity to as much as possible. Many teachers are asking to laser etch plastics, but because of our limitation, I have been uncomfortable approving anything but actual wood pieces and plywoods with soy based binding.
Obviously a corn based material isn’t going to eliminate all off-gassing complications from cutting plastic, but is there a more ecological plastic that is safer to breathe after it has been cut and aerated? The output is over 1,000 feet away from the playground, but we have a wind tunnel from an overhead bridge that forces the smell out to the playground. Just trying to be cautious.