P19433: Plastic Bottle Chip Melter
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Nicaragua Plastic Upcycling Product Device

Over 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic has been made in the last 60 years, it takes more than 400 years to degrade and only 9% is recycled. The team created a device to melt and compress recycled plastic, and transform it into useable products for El Sauce, Nicaragua. We designed the device with the goal of sending it to El Sauce to start a plastic recycling business. This exhibit will detail the design process and showcase the device, along with products created from recycled plastic.

This exhibit will detail the design process and showcase the device, along with products created from recycled plastic.

Photos

Melter Model of Melter
Plastic Sheets

Video

Check out the video of the device running here!

Poster

A PDF of the Imagine Poster can be found here.


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