Plastic causes so much environmental problems. And we’re lacking of places to throw our non-biodegradable plastic waste plus it’s obstructing our oceans, marine species, bird and other mammals. We are aware that burning plastic releases CO2 gases into our atmosphere thus contributing to climate change. If we were to make more plastic, it would demand 7% of petroleum usage and this could slowly diminish our resources.
Plastic waste along the beach, unsightly to the eyes and toxic to human as well as animals
CEO of Blest (a Japanese company) Akinori Ito, has come up with a brilliant idea. Since plastic is made up from oil, therefore he got this idea to come up with a machine to turn back into its original form, oil. This solution of his is safe, eco-friendly and efficient.
“If we burn the plastic, we generate toxins and a large amount of CO2. If we convert it into oil, we save CO2 and at the same time increase people’s awareness about the value of plastic garbage,” Ito told Our World 2.0.
Blest products range from various sizes from industrial to home use. About 60 of these machines are already in use at farms, fisheries farm and smaller factories and they are planning to ship to overseas to cater for those who care about our environment.
1 kilogram of plastic waste produces about 1 liter of oil using 1 kilowatt of electricity.
Ito added that, “To make a machine that anyone can use is my dream.” “The home is the oil field of the future.”
His statement is quite true considering Japanese household waste contribute to over 30% plastic, where most of its comes from packaging.
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The biggest complaint of plastic is that it is not bio-degradable…
It would be great if we can convert plastic to oil. But is the energy involved to much???