Daniel Coveney

Daniel Coveney

Industrial Design & Technology BA

Bottle Cutting Machine

Recycling glass bottles into usable drinking glasses

The aim of this project was to develop a process or method that would encourage more of the public to recycle and change the way domestic waste is viewed in the UK. The outcome is a working prototype for a recycling vending machine concept. The machine converts empty glass bottles into usable drinking glasses. This may be found in places such as Supermarket lobbies. The user inserts an empty glass bottle and the machine divides it into two parts, disposes of the neck half to be recycled, and processes the bottom half into a drinking vessel.