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Forum Post: Turn plastic back into oil?

Posted 2 years ago on March 2, 2013, 2:47 a.m. EST by Builder (4202)
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I hope this is fair dinkum, and not a hoax.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7P3aUANOYOI&feature=share

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[-] 1 points by Kavatz (464) from Edmonton, AB 2 years ago

That's one of the many things that makes you think "Awe... why didn't I think of that!" Why didn't someone think of it before this?!

Thanks for sharing Builder, excellent to know!

Something tells me the corporations are already trying to destroy it, but Japan invented it and desperately needs it. If we don't see many of these all over the world in 5 years, we'll know the capitalist elite are more powerful than Japan.

[-] 1 points by DebtNEUTRALITYpetition (643) 2 years ago

It's an interesting idea. However, Plastic is in many instances is voluminous. To compress it requires oil power, then once compressed it needs to be trucked to a location for reprocessing. The saving might be more in keeping the planet cleaner than in actually creating more oil.

[+] -4 points by Builder (4202) 2 years ago

Yes, and like hydrogen power from H2O, it requires more energy than what is outputted.

Regardless, we are being swamped in plastic waste, and our oceans are so choked with it, the food chain is already being polluted with it on a molecular and a macro level.

Something needs to be done with it.

[-] 1 points by DebtNEUTRALITYpetition (643) 2 years ago

He seems to be selling it as a profit maker, when it is really an intriguing way to end up "even" financially, but environmentally a huge win for everyone.

[-] -3 points by Builder (4202) 2 years ago

From the video, I thought he was sharing the invention?

Not sure. I'll watch it again later.

[-] 1 points by DebtNEUTRALITYpetition (643) 2 years ago

I meant he appeared to be hyping it as a profit maker.

[-] -3 points by Builder (4202) 2 years ago

Profit for himself? I think he should be able to sell his invention.

Upscale it, and it's possible that it might turn a profit. Plastic is literally everywhere.

[-] 2 points by DebtNEUTRALITYpetition (643) 2 years ago

No, profit for others. It's probably a neutral product financially but a big boon for the environment.