A Machine That Means Business for Plastic Bottles

February 22, 2012
Business Professor Dr. David Saiia

Business Professor Dr. David Saiia has designed a simple machine that can turn discarded plastic bottles into a superior roofing material for tropical climates.

Saiia, an associate professor of strategic management and sustainability, is past the midway point for obtaining a United States patent for the device, which could be described as a table-top, hand-powered, special-purpose lathe.

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UPDATE: In addition to the article above, Dr. Saiia's invention was recently highlighted in Pop City Media.