Tips, tricks and thoughts on creative reuse, design and all things green
Monday, June 28, 2010
ocean plastic to be used to make vacuums
Waste & Recycling News has an interesting story about Electrolux making a limited number of vacuums out of plastic recovered from the ocean. I love this quote: "Plastic is a material with many advantages. But when plastic ends up in the wrong place it becomes a problem. To raise public awareness about this issue, Electrolux aims to gather plastic debris from vulnerable marine habitats -- and produce a limited number of vacs out of it." Very cool!
Pictured is our "bag display" The text reads, "These 400 plastic bags represent the average amount used by every man, woman and child in America, each year."