A child, a pencil; recycling while improving their future
Mondragón Tamaríz, Kaleín
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Malala addressed the United Nations: “One child, one teacher, one book and one pencil can change the world.” Countries commit economic resources to ensure access to education and avoid school dropouts, yet these resources are sometimes insufficient. In this project, we will look at ways to offer pencils to low-income pupils, which are vital for their learning but also represent a cost to the family or the state if it provides school supplies, as well as the fact that pencil manufacture has an environmental effect. The pencil manufacturer wastes 20% of the raw material used, while the product itself is rejected by a 37% and, after its use 10% is discarded. The data processing revealed that pencil manufacturing procedures need to be improved. (Purwaningsih , Simanjuntak , & Rosyada, 2021) This investigation included changing the manufacturing process of these, to create a recycled mine by reducing waste and negative consequences. Also, the characteristics, processes, and materials required for the manufacture of this tool are detailed. The discovery of a method for producing mines from the recovered graphite is presented, as well as the ideal proportions of materials as a result of a substantive testing phase where it was experimented with various percentages and variables; achieving a 100% recycled product. The final stage was the creation of pencil prototypes, reusing newspaper to increase the ergonomics and stability of the mine. These demonstrated similarity to a conventional pencil in terms of its hardness and stroke. The results lead to: determining that it was possible to create a viable ecological alternative for the student population; reducing the cost the production cost and making it more accessible, as well as creating greater efficiency and versatility of the pencil. With this it will be possible to reduce deficits in material well-being of children and adolescents from poor strata thus far reducing their delay and dropout from school.
CitaMondragon, K. (2022). A child, a pencil; recycling while improving their future. Instituto Mexicano Madero Bachillerato plantel Zavaleta.
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