Faculty Advisor

Belz, Melissa

Faculty Advisor

Hersh, Robert

Project Center

Namibia

Abstract

Unemployment and inefficient recycling practices are significant problems in Namibia. Our project goal was to model the integration of informal waste collectors into the formal collection system through collecting recyclables using bicycles, which could reduce the use of fossil fuels and generate jobs in Windhoek. We tested this idea through a pilot program utilizing an informal waste collector volunteer. Our recommendations aim to help the Polytechnic of Namibia move forward with the model of recyclable collection by bicycle.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

2014-05-08

Award

President's IQP Award, Honorable Mention

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

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