Gallery: The Bicyclean Uses Pedal Power to Safely Recycle E-Waste

 

The Unites States generates more electronic waste than any other nation on earth.  According to the EPA, more than 4.6 million tons entered domestic landfills in 2000, and 50-80% of our total e-waste is exported to developing nations where defunct electronics wind up in dumps, polluting the environment, and littering neighborhoods. That’s why 22-year-old engineering graduate Rachel Field has invented the Bicyclean – a pedal-powered grinder and e-waste separation system.  Small-scale, affordable, and socially responsible, the Bicylean is a current contender for the James Dyson Award.

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