Making vacuums from the garbage patch

by brian lam


Electrolux hopes to be able to harvest some of the plastic waste from the seas and recycle them into vacuums.

“Our oceans are filled with plastic waste. Yet on land, there is a shortage of recycled plastic. The supply of sustainable raw material, such as recycled plastic, is crucial for making sustainable appliances, and assisting consumers in making their homes greener. I therefore hope people will join us in raising awareness about the threat plastic poses to marine habitats, and the urgent need for taking better care of the plastic that already exists.” Hans Stråberg President and CEO, Electrolux

On one hand, great! On the other, how much energy does it take to do this? [electrolux]

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