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Post by melodiccolor on Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:05 pm

20 Year Old Claims He Can Rid the World’s Oceans of Plastic

http://ecowatch.com/2015/04/08/boyan-slat-ocean-cleanup-plastic/

This is really cool! I hope he succeeds beyond his expectations.

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Post by Zen on Thu Apr 09, 2015 6:15 pm

Interesting too that we can turn the ocean trash island into oil feasibly too....
Now that's recycling...
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Post by melodiccolor on Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:14 pm

Yes, it certainly is. Much better to get it from plastic than to use fracking.

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Post by Zen on Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:07 pm

melodiccolor wrote:Yes, it certainly is.  Much better to get it from plastic than to use fracking.

Or all the drilling things and flaring.
If nothing else cleaning up or recycling trash island has got to be pretty profitable business wise... it's free resources nobody wants and everybody will love you for it.
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Post by melodiccolor on Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:54 pm

Indeed, it's win win win on all fronts. If his methods work, I'm betting oil companies will either try to buy him out, or take a patent out on it if it proves to be too profitable. I just hope he did get a patent and that he stands by his ideals.

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Post by Zen on Fri Apr 10, 2015 2:02 am

melodiccolor wrote:Indeed, it's win win win on all fronts.  If his methods work, I'm betting oil companies will either try to buy him out, or take a patent out on it if it proves to be too profitable.  I just hope he did get a patent and that he stands by his ideals.

Wouldn't that be hilarious if energy sustainability was mostly solved by recycling plastic trash...
Doubt oil guys will be that happy.

Reminds me of the guys using polio virus to cure cancer now.
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Post by RBM on Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:04 pm

Thanks for the thread on this guy, MC.
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Post by Zen on Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:23 pm

RBM wrote:Thanks for the thread on this guy, MC.

Whatcha think?

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