Recycling Plastic To Save The Planet

Environmentally Sustainable Clutter Free Living

We’ve all been told that we should recycle plastic bottles and containers. But what actually happens to the plastic if we just throw it away? As part of the TED Talks series, Emma Bryce (with animation by Sharon Colman) traces the life cycles of three different plastic bottles, shedding light on the dangers these disposable plastics present to our world.

The following video shows Akinori Ito from Blest Corporation explains in a very simple way how unwanted plastics can be used to make oil, which in turn can be separated into fuels (gasoline, diesel & kerosene) that can be used to power vehicles. He also shows that when the fuel generated is heated and burned it helps to reduce the amount of CO2 emissions that can re-enter the atmosphere from any waste plastic by 80%.  His basic conversion machinery is the only machinery for converting plastics that (in 2011) could be…

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  1. lifelikeminepoet says:

    Thanks for the repost.

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