Ocean Ambassadors Mr Midwood and Take Three, Tim Silverwood sailed into town in a boat powered by trash.
“We put solid plastics in one side and use heat to gasify them, turning them back into liquid – their oil-based form,” Mr Midwood said. “It’s a great way to turn plastics into a positive product. We can use the diesel we produce to power the ship and then sell leftover fuel.”
They are using Japanese-designed Blest technology which turns plastic into oil
Ocean Ambassadors advocate and educate on this technology as a solution to island nations as it provides a real-time solution to effectively processing these “waste materials” locally and providing an end product that has a high demand in all locations.
As it is a low-sulfur burning content fuel and recorded as environmentally friendlier than standard diesel, we feel this technology offers us an option for the time being before we phase into plastic alternatives that are bio-based.
You take your stinky old trainers to one of the drop off locations, they are collected up and shredded. They can then be incorporated into running tracks, basketball and tennis courts, playgrounds and synthetic turf fields.
Whether you think we should be building plastic playing surfaces is another issue. However, if we are going to build them this, reduces the amounts of virgin materials used.
It also keeps thousands of shoes out of the waste disposal system
You can find drop of locations using the map on the website or search for your nearest location here.
On the whole I don’t approve of plastic recycling. Talk of recycling makes us feel good about our rubbish and diverts attention away from the real issue of our ever growing pile of plastic trash. However that said, there are some plastic recycling projects that make you go OOohh … could that work?
By mixing together ground-up plastic with cement and soil reclaimed from the brownfields, Miller was able to create a material just as strong as conventional concrete.
Read more: Plastic Concrete: Building Bricks Made From Landfill Waste | Inhabitat – Green Design Will Save the World
Find more hot plastic recycling schemes here
Read more about the plastic recycling myth over here Flotsam Diaries
This guy is definatly part of the solution……………….do check it out
This is my ecoHouse… which I Build DIY at 10,000 USD.
– Using recycled rice hull plastic material.
– 100% non toxic
– 100% Green.
– 100% made from waste material
– with International Eco Label.
– 0 trees are chopped. 0% timber
– 100% DIY, in 10 days, build like LEGO
– Which can be KNOCK DOWN. THROW THE BUILDING MATERIAL INTO THE MELTING POT AND RECYCLED…. UP TO 20 TIMES.
Do you to find out more on this Recycling?
Check out this blog Part 2/10