Faculty Advisor

Kinicki, Robert

Faculty Advisor

Wodin-Schwartz, Sarah Jane

Center

NAMIBIA / Namibia Project Center

Abstract

The goal of this project was to increase the earnings of informal waste collectors (IWCs) in Oshakati, Namibia by recommending a recycling processing system to add value to their collected materials. Through research, interviews, and cost-benefit analyses the project team discovered that a small-scale, solar-powered plastics and aluminum shredding machine funded by the Oshakati Town Council has the potential to more than quadruple IWC monthly earnings from their current state.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2017

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Computer Science

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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