Summer Show 2019 Dyson School of Design Engineering


This project, in collaboration with the charity WasteAid, was to explore new potential applications of plastic bonded sand for use in areas lacking fundamental waste management.

Sustainability Plastics Optimisation

By Jacob Mitchell

The Polysand Fence is an optimised fence post design made from plastic bonded sand. The design minimises material usage while allowing it to be manufactured using low cost methods. This enhances the value of the material making it commercially viable, while facilitating clean-up projects for areas without waste infrastructure.