Wodin-Schwartz, Sarah Jane
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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
President's IQP Award, Winner
Interactive Qualifying Project
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