Final presentation

Audrey Ha and Munther Elsayed

Drip tape remover is a device that efficiently re-spools drip tape for recycling. Plastic waste is a major problem that has disastrous consequences if not solved, from worldwide health complications to mass extinction and destruction of natural environments. Agriculture waste is over 5% of plastic waste in the world today. Land Sake farms aim to reduce their own waste, which is mainly drip tape irrigation. Each year, Land Sake farms throw away about 665 pounds of drip tape, or over 60,000 plastic bags! Since drip tape cannot be reused with LSF’s current method of extraction, we created a device that can re-spool and prepare the drip tape to be recycled