PlasTech Campus – Decontaminating Lehigh’s Recycling Stream

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Faculty Mentor/s:
Prof. Ganesh Balasubramanian, Mechanical Engineering; Brian Slocum, Wilbur Powerhouse Design Labs

 

Students on the team:

 

Project Description:
This project aims to transform Lehigh’s plastic recycling on campus through awareness and education campaigns, striving for an 60% reduction in the contamination levels of Lehigh’s recycling streams.  Students would develop marketing signage to test methods of educating the campus community about contamination, including an understanding of the different ways that recycling loads can become contaminated and therefore become useless for recycling, and implement them throughout campus.

 

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