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Machine converts plastic back to oil

Machine converts plastic back to oil

Plastic is made from oil, so it's probably not difficult to convert it back. At least those were the thoughts of Akinori Ito embarking on a mission to invent a machine to do just that.

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Guest: gullibles (2833 days ago)
massive fail. in all areas. Can't be bovvered to explain. Even the dude commentating has a smirk. April fuels!
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massive fail. in all areas. Can't be bovvered to explain. Even the dude commentating has a smirk. April fuels!
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Guest: Your name (2833 days ago)
I agree. Pure bullshit. Does nobody else understand the idiocy of this?
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I agree. Pure bullshit. Does nobody else understand the idiocy of this?
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Guest: Rep for the Bush Family (2833 days ago)
Or do Uneducated rednecks not see that the principle is good, even if the practice is total BS? What a train of thought to follow!
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Or do Uneducated rednecks not see that the principle is good, even if the practice is total BS? What a train of thought to follow!
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Guest: gullibles (2831 days ago)
Latest comment: I'm an architect in England, in one of the best practises in Europe. I don't want to be spoon fed drivel from a crap report. The principle is flawed and the practice to warp your minds is sad. Unless perpetual motion is discoverd, this will add more strain to our fragile ecosystem than help.
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Latest comment: I'm an architect in England, in one of the best practises in Europe. I don't want to be spoon fed drivel from a crap report. The principle is flawed and the practice to warp your minds is sad. Unless perpetual motion is discoverd, this will add more strain to our fragile ecosystem than help.
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Guest: Rory Rapple (2834 days ago)
Brilliant. What a guy.
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Brilliant. What a guy.
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Guest: Your name (2834 days ago)
I agree, what a brilliant guy, brilliant but totally dumb. Now the petrochemical giants know his name and will probably want to kill him to save their Black Gold profits.
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I agree, what a brilliant guy, brilliant but totally dumb. Now the petrochemical giants know his name and will probably want to kill him to save their Black Gold profits.
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MissAnneThrope MissAnneThrope (2834 days ago)
It's about making the best use out of what is otherwise a waste product. I'm curious how much electricity it takes to turn that 1kg of plastics into 1ltr of oil, though.
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It's about making the best use out of what is otherwise a waste product. I'm curious how much electricity it takes to turn that 1kg of plastics into 1ltr of oil, though.
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Guest: (2834 days ago)
reducing Co2 emissions by creating more oil to burn, can someone please explain to my tiney brain how that is suposed to work....
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reducing Co2 emissions by creating more oil to burn, can someone please explain to my tiney brain how that is suposed to work....
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Guest: Gazberzu (2833 days ago)
on one hand you burn oril and you burn plastic. on the other hand you burn only the SAME quantity of oil. If you can't see why it could help, your brain is probably too "tiney"
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on one hand you burn oril and you burn plastic. on the other hand you burn only the SAME quantity of oil. If you can't see why it could help, your brain is probably too "tiney"
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Guest: Valdez (2833 days ago)
Don't be sarcastic, the question was (if badly worded) how would this REDUCE CO2 Emissions, also, not forgetting the other chemicals produced by simply burning the complex hydrocarbon molecules forming many plastics also has its down side! It's a big topic that needs research, not glib uneducated comments. This applies partially to Gazberzu also!
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Don't be sarcastic, the question was (if badly worded) how would this REDUCE CO2 Emissions, also, not forgetting the other chemicals produced by simply burning the complex hydrocarbon molecules forming many plastics also has its down side! It's a big topic that needs research, not glib uneducated comments. This applies partially to Gazberzu also!
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London1 London1 (2834 days ago)
I see the reduction due to not burying or just burning the waste but you need to generate electricity to melt the plastics to extract the oil in the first place. And what's left over in the machine cos there's no way it all gets recovered.
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I see the reduction due to not burying or just burning the waste but you need to generate electricity to melt the plastics to extract the oil in the first place. And what's left over in the machine cos there's no way it all gets recovered.
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Guest: guest (2833 days ago)
Funny thing I have heard oil people comment that petroleum is so useful in so many ways, that burning it is almost a shame. The guy has a the right motivation and could be a good idea, but I'd need to see the numbers to know for sure, I think he is glossing over a lot (energy reqd, waste products, gasses, etc).. But think of it.. a 2-tiered petroleum system.. first it is plastic to keep my big mac warm, then it is oil to let me drive to mcD's to buy another big mac!
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Funny thing I have heard oil people comment that petroleum is so useful in so many ways, that burning it is almost a shame. The guy has a the right motivation and could be a good idea, but I'd need to see the numbers to know for sure, I think he is glossing over a lot (energy reqd, waste products, gasses, etc).. But think of it.. a 2-tiered petroleum system.. first it is plastic to keep my big mac warm, then it is oil to let me drive to mcD's to buy another big mac!
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