recyclable cord switch

The idea was to design a switch that works without additional metallic elements. Specially shaped metal plates provide electric conductivity in conventional switches. It requires a large effort to remove these metal plates from their plastic housings. This reduces recycla­­­bil­ity significantly. The proposed design uses the metal of the cables to close the circuit. Consequently, no ad­ditional metal is needed for the switch to function. After removal of the cables this switch may be recycled without any problems. Of course, the switch is just a pin in the haystack. It does not solve the general problem of electronics’ bad recyclability. Yet, mono switch makes a statement – it shows it is worth trying.

student:Max Gruber