Plastic trash is now an Oil field

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    Aug 24, 2010 9:16 PM GMT
    Fucking genius Japanese scientist discovers method to convert plastic waste into reusable oil. This is unbelievable!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-Lg_kvLaAM
  • DCEric

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    Aug 25, 2010 12:49 AM GMT
    I'm glad someone is fixing problems.... sort of.

    /Meteorologist.
    //Doesn't fix the pollution issue.
    ///Nor the greenhouse gas issue.
    ////Yes those are separate and unrelated issues.
    /////Slashies!
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    Aug 25, 2010 1:04 AM GMT
    I thought it was cool but there are a surprising number of comments in expressing distaste for the invention. A few of the main concerns is the energy it takes to heat the plastic until it melts and then what the oil is used for once it has been converted. The reason for the latter concern being that if the new oil is burned for energy then the cycle would end, as you cannot( I presume) convert the emission back into oil.

    I still think it's an awesome invention, it's just reading the comments really put a damper on my excitement =/
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    Aug 25, 2010 1:15 AM GMT
    DCEric saidI'm glad someone is fixing problems.... sort of.

    /Meteorologist.
    //Doesn't fix the pollution issue.
    ///Nor the greenhouse gas issue.
    ////Yes those are separate and unrelated issues.
    /////Slashies!
    Please share what you're taking. icon_biggrin.gif

    And yeah, it's nice to see someone's finally figured out a way to turn every man's trash into every man's treasure.