Development of Thermoplastic Panels for Haiti

By Nicole Larson and John Misasi.

Published by The International Journal of Science in Society

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Haiti’s streets, canals, and water sources are currently littered with plastic materials that have been brought in from outside the country to help with relief efforts. As the country does not have a central garbage or recycling facility, the plastic items remain intact, littering the countryside. This paper proposes methods of collecting and reusing these items to create cost effective and useful products for the people who live there. This will provide work for the Haitians while cleaning up the environment they live in. Little to no additional infrastructure will be imported into the country to create these items.

Keywords: Recycle, Plastic, Sustainable

The International Journal of Science in Society, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp.75-86. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 11.412MB).

Nicole Larson

Associate Professor, Engineering Technology, Western Washington Unviersity, Bellingham, WA, USA

John Misasi

Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, USA