UBC WasteNauts believe that waste plastic is more valuable as useful products than harmful ocean waste. We design, build and improve open-source recycling machines like shredders, extruders and compression moulders to turn campus waste into new things.
The team aims to simplify and improve efficiency in 3 core areas:
- Pre-processing: Sorting and cleaning waste
- Recycling: Extrusion, compression, injection moulding and end-product development
- Through continuous refinement, we aim to bring modular, off-grid recycling machines to low-income areas around the globe.
WasteNauts is the technical-minded branch of Melt Collective. We are a new Engineering Design Team, with the mandate of constructing and maintaining machines that recycle plastic. We are interested in sustainable engineering and love to automate tedious tasks.
We are always looking for excited engineers to help us build and design products, machines and automation systems!