Hawaii beach garbage recycled as vacuum cleaner

  1. Stacie L profile image89
    Stacie Lposted 6 years ago

    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.


    read on...

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap_travel/20101 … tic_vacuum

  2. brianzen profile image60
    brianzenposted 6 years ago

    Uh cool, but hubs are in the hub section, and if this is a comment thread, I will say.... I like it!

    1. Stacie L profile image89
      Stacie Lposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      this is in the forum section..it's a story..