|Project Summary||Project Information|
The current lack of traditional recycling in Nicaragua has lead to an overwhelming amount of plastic waste, primarily from soda bottles. Burning is currently the most used form of plastic disposal, which both harms the environment and prevents the plastic from being re-purposed.
It is the goal of this project to create a small-scale bottle recycling process that will turn shredded plastic bottles into usable recycled material. This includes developing one or more machines to melt and mold the plastic, as well as designing a recycled plastic end product for use in Nicaraguan homes.
A complete project summary can be found in the Project Readiness Package.
|From left to right: Ignacio Martos, Sarah Brownell, Adam Santagata, Vikas Patel, Pierce Scroggins, Kyle Appleman|
|Kyle Appleman||Edge Leadfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Adam Santagata||Communicator/Note Takeremail@example.com|
|Vikas Patel||Lead Engineerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ignacio Martos||Project Leademail@example.com|
Work Breakdown: By Phase
|MSD I & II||MSD I||MSD II|
Customer Handoff & Final Project Documentation (Verification & Validation)
Work Breakdown: By Topic
|Project Management||Design Tools||Design Documentation||Implementation||Validation||Presentation & Dissemination|
AcknowledgementsOur team would like to thank:
- Sarah Brownell, Faculty Guide
- Bonnie Yannie, Four Walls Rochester
- Sally Kuehl, Four Walls Rochester
- Kellan Morgan, The Enlace Project
- Bob Bechtold, HARBEC Inc.
- Michael Yaskulski, Tycom Recycling Inc.
- Paul Kayser, Pretium Packaging LLC