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Prototype plastic recycler developed with Michigan State University,
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Development Work in Guatemala, Nicaragua and India.

Development Work in Guatemala, Nicaragua and India.

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Scenes from ATC Volunteer Trips. A hike in the mountains on Lake Atitlan, 3 kids who insisted we take their photo, learning natural building and a celebration at the end of a project.

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We have been looking at projects in the Nicaragua and Guatemala City dumps. Houses are built in the dump for people who sort recyclables. This young woman brings her baby to the dump in a cardboard box. She places the box in the wretched smelling garbage so she can sort plastic bottles for recycling. Rats scurry around and vultures circle overhead.

ATC can create a program to support women who sort recyclables. We can set up plastic recycling right next to the dump, and we can help local women start to manufacture new products from recycled materials. We can employ women who now work inside the dump + we can help them find high quality day care for their kids.

Anyone interested? Hit the 'Contact Us' button and we can talk, or email info (at) apptechdesign (dot) org
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Development Work in Guatemala, Nicaragua and India.

Development Work in Guatemala, Nicaragua and India.

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The Appropriate Technology CollaborativeWe are looking at making simple things first and then move into injection molding. My friend Bob Stack has a small injection molder here at Maker Works. Photo: Recycled Tide bottle with a little Folgers and mustard bottles. This can be a blank for an Iphone case.2 weeks ago   ·  1
Becky Steider GroverHi John, I'm interested in talking about this. I'll be at Maker Works Thursday and Friday. Do either of those work?2 weeks ago   ·  1
Greg LongI'm in John, I take particular interest in this subject having seen many people throughout the developing world living and raising their children in the garbage dumps. It has always been something that I think about and the images will never leave me.2 weeks ago
Linda HeiAna Vrsalovic consider this for your project? I work with these guys, they are 100% trustworthy. Let me know if you need a contact.2 weeks ago
Heather ThomsonI'm very interested!2 weeks ago   ·  1
Katie Rehfeld TiltonYou do fantastic work and if I can ever help, let me know! I am limited on time these days but have a big heart and lots of interest in helping others. I would absolutely love to join you on a trip some day, have wanted to for years! Keep up the good work!1 week ago
Greg LongHmmm, food for thought2 weeks ago

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Two projects from 2009. University students designed and built a treadle pump for small scale rural farmers and another group designed and built a solar vaccine refrigerator. Both designs are available from our website. Check out: apptechdesign.org/design-library/solar-vaccine-refrigerator/ and: apptechdesign.org/design-library/treadle-pump/
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Development Work in Guatemala, Nicaragua and India.

Development Work in Guatemala, Nicaragua and India.

We have access to grade A, UL listed solar panels at $0.25 per watt. Interested? USA only, shipping from Miami ... See MoreSee Less

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