Reusable bottle made from recycled laptop keys
The goal of this project was to create a consumer product making use of a material that is thrown away in bulk. We live in a society today that is dominated by disposable products intended for only a brief life span. Bulky plastic packaging, cheaply manufactured electronics, and plastic food containers are just a few examples of products intended to be thrown away. Two huge sources of waste in the world are plastic water bottles and electronic e-waste, both of which pose vast threats to the environment. My design seeks to create an attractive, marketable product that uses a repurposed material, in this case keys from old laptops, as both a selling point and a means to reuse something that would otherwise be thrown away.