Development of Reverse Vending Machine using Recycled Materials and Arduino Microcontroller
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Keywords

Reverse vending machine
RVM
smart system
recycle
Arduino

How to Cite

Wong, K. K., Abu Samah, N. A., Sahimi, M. S., & Othman, W. (2019). Development of Reverse Vending Machine using Recycled Materials and Arduino Microcontroller. International Journal of Engineering Creativity & Innovation, 1(1), 7-16. Retrieved from https://technical-journals.org/index.php/IJECI/article/view/22

Abstract

This work is based on the theme of 3Rs which refers to three terms often used when referring to waste, which is promoting Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. With the increasing amount of waste generated and limited landfill space for waste disposal, recycling has now become one of the important approaches to manage waste effectively. The current manual recycling practice in which the user needs to bring the waste in bulk to the recycling center might be a hassle and hence become a discouraging factor for them to recycle. To overcome such an issue, Reverse Vending Machine (RVM) is designed specifically for the recycling concept with a reward feature. The design is expected to aid in accelerating the motivation among Malaysians to recycle their waste and can be one of the frameworks to overcome urban poverty issues by using waste to wealth concept. Basically, the system is implemented with an Arduino microcontroller and several sensors. Once it detects the correct metal for recycling items, users will get an instant reward. This is to motivate repeated use and further raising collection rates.

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