Hawaii beach garbage recycled as vacuum cleaner
these are so unique looking!
By AUDREY McAVOY, Associated Press Writer Audrey Mcavoy, Associated Press Writer Wed Oct 27, 9:57 am ET
HONOLULU There's a story behind the blue, white and green plastic covering the surface of the Pacific Ocean vacuum cleaner. They're tiny bits of plastic collected from one of Hawaii's dirtiest beaches, Kahuku, where waves dump trash from the Pacific all day long.
The machine made by Electrolux AB is fully functional and can suck up dirt from a rug like any other vacuum. But the company said it wants the device to serve as an object that provokes a conversation about the large volumes of plastic trash that are polluting the world's oceans.
The Stockholm-based company has also made four other vacuums, each from plastic trash collected in the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean, North and Baltic seas. None of the five are for commercial sale.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap_travel/20101 … tic_vacuum
Uh cool, but hubs are in the hub section, and if this is a comment thread, I will say.... I like it!
by katiem25 years ago
My vacume is on it's last leg and I'm looking to buy a new one. What do you like and dislike about the vacumes you have or have used. I appreciate your feedback as I really need a good one. I vacume a...
by Rambler15 years ago
I have often wondered this since recycling is so reported in the world as being important. Since visiting the local recycling drop off it seems few people actually recycle.
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