P18433: Nicaragua Bottle Upcycling Product Design and Manufacturing
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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.

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Project Sponsors

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Project Name
Nicaragua Bottle Upcycling Product Design and Manufacturing
Project Number
P18433
Project Family
Sustainable Technologies for the Global Marketplace
Start Term
2017
End Term
2018
Faculty Guide
Sarah Brownell, sabeie@rit.edu
Primary Customer
Enlace Project, Four Walls Project Rochester
Sponsor (financial support)
MSD

Team Members

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From left to right: Ignacio Martos, Sarah Brownell, Adam Santagata, Vikas Patel, Pierce Scroggins, Kyle Appleman
Member Role Contact
Kyle Appleman Edge Lead kca7078@rit.edu
Pierce Scroggins Facilitator pas4108@rit.edu
Adam Santagata Communicator/Note Taker ajs3874@rit.edu
Vikas Patel Lead Engineer vxp6377@rit.edu
Ignacio Martos Project Lead ixm8586@rit.edu

Work Breakdown: By Phase

MSD I & II MSD I MSD II

Planning & Execution

Project Photos and Videos

Imagine RIT

Gate Reviews

Problem Definition

Systems Design

Preliminary Detailed Design

Detailed Design

Build & Test Prep

Subsystem Build & Test

Integrated System Build & Test

Customer Handoff & Final Project Documentation (Verification & Validation)

Work Breakdown: By Topic

Project Management Design Tools Design Documentation Implementation Validation Presentation & Dissemination

PRP

Customer Requirements

Schedule

Risk Management

Problem Tracking

Communication & Minutes

Use Cases

Benchmarking

Functional Decomposition

Morphological Chart

Pugh Concept Selection

BOM

Mechanical Drawings

Electrical Schematic

Operator Manual

Prototyping

Test Plans

Test Plans Results

Technical Paper

Imagine RIT Poster

Imagine RIT Exhibit

Acknowledgements

Our team would like to thank: