Student generated designs for paper recycling product or process

2016-04-27T17:22:52Z (GMT) by Devin Berg
Seven students groups developed independent solutions drawing from a variety of possible processing techniques. The end products that student groups proposed for implementation included decorative and functional bowls, fire briquettes, papercrete bricks, disposable pillows, and a paper-based soil additive similar to compost. While these ideas are not necessarily novel as means of producing goods out of paper and paper pulp, students were forced to think about what form of processing techniques would be accessible to Gift 2 Change and its employees. Further, these solutions suggest that students looked to a variety of industries for inspiration such as agriculture, construction, and medical care as well as basic home comfort.