Getting copper out of cables the low-cost low-tech way
I'm working on a project aimed at helping e-waste workers in Ghana. They collect cables and burn them to get the copper (see video 6min). Burning them is toxic and they damage their health. I'm looking for alternatives to this burning process.
- First idea would be stripping cables. I will need a very basic tool, man-powered, to strip them.
- Second idea would be shredding and sorting out. Probably something like this bike (http://www.halwatts.co.uk/Esource).
I would like to do it open source hardware to facilitate replication. I'm looking for people who can help by giving tips on how to build a prototype, and maybe get more involved.
Do you know about tools that can serve this purpose of getting copper out the cables, low-cost, low-tech?