Industry practices often generate byproduct materials that are no longer suitable for their original purpose, but still retain value for application elsewhere. Unfortunately, often times these materials are sent to landfill because there is no convenient or obvious alternative for the manufacturer.
General Motors is an American car manufacturer who’s committed to becoming landfill-free by 2020. To achieve this, GM hopes to divert byproducts from ending up in landfills by generating potential applications for their more challenging materials. This includes the matrix trays used to package electronics through the automated manufacturing process.
Texas A&M Architecture and Engineering departments are pairing with General Motors to host a design competition to promote byproduct reuse and sustainable industry practices.
The competition is funded by the Texas A&M University T3 Presidential Excellence Grant.