Design a product that mitigates liquid in waste cans.
JOJO is a liquid waste bin, commissioned by UW Recycling. Ideally, the bin would be inexpensive, attach to existing waste receptacles, and simple/ergonomic for custodians to service.
of trash bags break open due to liquid waste.
recycling is contaminated by liquids in waste receptacles.
UW custodial staff need a quick and easy solution to liquid waste.
To avoid extra servicing time, custodians can carry a clean bin on any service cart. The filled bin is exchanged with an empty during the daily servicing run.
I was responsible for making a functional prototype that could be tested for five weeks in Johnson Hall, a UW building with a history of significant liquid leaks.
Our working prototype was a modified Joseph Joseph compost bin.Tray designs are 3-d printed with inset laser-cut acrylic screens.