UAlberta student engineers combat plastic pollution through on-campus recycling, manufacturing lab

Student engineers at the University of Alberta are combatting plastic pollution through a plastic recycling and manufacturing initiative called Level 7 Plastics. The initiative aims to highlight the benefits of domestic recycling and encourage others to take action. Through this initiative, students collect local plastic waste and bring it to the lab to shred and melt into products, which are then sold online. Students created the recycling machinery from scratch in a garage and later relocated it onto campus. “Our goal is to hit a point to break even so we’re not just begging the university to fund us every year,” said Level 7 Plastics Co-founder Connor Povoledo.

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