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Plastic Bags Turned Into Oil
09-12-2012, 09:29 PM #1
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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A machine that converts waste plastic into crude oil is operating at a recycling depot in Whitehorse.

The machine is the first of its kind in North America.

Project manager Andy Lera first read about what he calls the "amazing" machine more than a year ago. He read that a Japanese man who was tired of seeing so much waste plastic being burned had found a relatively inexpensive way of converting plastic to crude oil.

(I wonder who this Japanese man is, will have to google more). Let's vaporize those nasty plastic bags - hey it made oil? Cool. chuckle.gif
09-12-2012, 09:32 PM #2
yankees skier
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Very coolcheers.gif

09-12-2012, 10:01 PM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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At a hundred bucks a barrel he's gonna need a lot of plastic bags to get filthy rich. chuckle.gif

But seriously, very cool indeed! cheers.gif
09-13-2012, 05:37 AM #4
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
Posts:15,118 Threads:450 Joined:Jun 2012
...and what we need next is this...

09-13-2012, 06:03 PM #5
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
Posts:15,118 Threads:450 Joined:Jun 2012
Wait waste-to-energy is here already. coffeetime.gif

Quote: The company, which was spun out of a research and development firm, says it can convert 95 percent of the waste--up to three tons of trash a day--into usable energy. The remaining 5 percent is ash. With three tons of trash a day, a unit can provide enough electricity and heat for a 200,000 square-foot building holding about 500 people, it says.

So far, a handful of universities, a municipality, and a real-estate developer have come by its Waltham, Mass. offices for demonstrations.

09-13-2012, 06:28 PM #6
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
Posts:15,118 Threads:450 Joined:Jun 2012
OK, one more post then back to work.

What about household trash? No problem...this company has it happening.

09-13-2012, 06:39 PM #7
yankees skier
Posts:5,032 Threads:215 Joined:Feb 2011
Trash to biere machine. Make it happen. coffeetime.gif




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