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Subject: Fw: Fw: Plastic back intco the oil it came from.. excellent video and invention


























Wow - this is awesome!!! Hope we get onto this one "really soon"!

Not surprised at this at all, just a case of Japanese ingenuity and perseverance.
What is more important would be the marketing and very low cost to make it mandatory



Sound is all in Japanese. Just read the subtitles and watch.

What a great discovery!
I suppose somebody needs to remind him about the footprint of the power needed to melt the waste plastic and how to add that contribution to his emission claims. And then to add the carbon footprint of the actual manufacture of his machine, and then to deal with the actual cost of this power needed to melt this plastic, and the actual cost of this machine itself, & then the cost of refining this oil into a usable product etc etc.

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Like industrial wind power, I'm skeptical about the net gain.

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That is a really good idea if every country adopted this technology they could get the people involved by adding an incentive of "buying" back the plastics, if the average joe has nothing to gain from it they will continue to be to lazy to even separate it in a home environment but if they had a very uncomplicated way of allowing people to bring in their own plastics and do it much like scrap metal buy it by weight or some other similar form and allow the average joe to make a few extra quid a week from taking a couple of minutes out their day to sort and drop it off at a place I could see this really working out well.
As long as people in power stop looking at technology like this as a "get rich quick" technology and realize the gain may not be pretty pieces of paper with ink on it but that the gain is our great grand children's great grand children might be able to play outside without the need for radiation suits and stop looking at everything people do or invent has to have some kind of financial gain but instead an investment in this planet then we might have a chance.

People can live without making money but no one can live to make money without a planet to sustain them.

Thanks for posting this harry.

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We've separated waste collection here and most people follow it. There is also a facility in town for getting paid for PET bottles, but you need to take in a lot of bottles to get any useful money. It seems to have a popularity amongst the very poor, who arrive with enormous bags on bicycles. What happens to the bottles afterwards I don't know. In the UK, there was a row a while back, when it materialised that processing facilities couldn't keep up and most was simply going to landfill.

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I agree - it's all about net gain. The collective carbon footprint of all the manufacturing, and the power to run it, has to be considered. Now, if they could find an algae or other microbe that would do the job, and emit little oxygen farts, I'd be impressed.

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