Pollution Solutions – Oil/Plastics


Ecover is Making Bottles Out of Recycled Ocean Plastic

Source: inhabitat.com Published: May 12, 2014 Lead image via Gerry & Bonni by Kristine Lofgren Right now there are about 46,000 pieces of trash floating around in every square mile of the ocean, which is why Belgian company Ecover is now making their cleaning...

Beijing Introduces Recycling Banks That Pay Subway Credits for Bottles

Source: theguardian.com Published: July 4, 2012 Jonathan Watts Recycling firm hopes to improve profits by bypassing informal network of bottle collectors Beijing’s vast army of plastic-bottle scavengers will get an automated rival later this month, when the city...

Beaver Dams Block Chevron Oil Spill in Utah

Source: grist.org Published: March 20, 2013 By John Upton Beaver dams prevented diesel from reaching Willard Bay. Brian Yeung Chevron’s third pipeline spill in Utah in as many years on Monday released hundreds of barrels of diesel, polluting a river, coating beavers...

The Disappearing Package

      Source: inhabitat.com       Published: March 6, 2013       by Inhabitat Staff                                        ...

BioBot 20: A Biodiesel Plant for Your Kitchen Counter

Source: earthtechling.com Published: February 13, 2013 By Beth Buczynski I love eating bacon, but hate making it. Not only does that smell seem to permeate every inch of the house for hours after, but there’s always the question of what to do with the leftover grease....

How Oil Spills Could Be Cleaned Up with Magnets

  Source: guardian.co.uk     Published: September 12, 2012               Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a new technique for magnetically separating oil and water. Here, they...

Cesar Harada: A Novel Idea for Cleaning Up Oil Spills

  Source: siew.sg   Published: July 5, 2012           When TED Senior Fellow Cesar Harada heard about the devastating effects of the BP Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, he quit his dream job and moved to New Orleans to...

Summer Project – How to Make A Fake Oil Spill

Source: youtube.com Published: July 27, 2011 Oil spills affect and harm the entire environment.There are several ways to clean those up (with chemicals, biological agents and mechanically).Here you’ll find the recipe to create fake oil for your experiments and...