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Old 08-23-2010, 05:40 AM
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A Machine That Turns Plastic Back Into Oil

http://motherboard.tv/2010/8/22/a-machine-that-turns-plastic-back-into-oil--2

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Old 08-23-2010, 06:26 AM
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Old 08-23-2010, 08:09 AM
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Ummm, let me get this straight. He has a machine which is "friendly" to the environment which turns a relatively benign substance back into petroleum so we can burn it in our internal combustion engines to create more pollution? Not to mention the pollution caused by the power generating station.

Kind of the old "mink ranch" story ain't it?
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Old 08-23-2010, 09:31 AM
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So I could put one of those in the trunk of my SD, and then fuel up my vehicle by yanking chunks of plastic off other cars in the lot??

Bet I could get a couple tanks outta most bumper covers.... a Saturn would be veritable fuel depot...
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Old 08-23-2010, 09:35 AM
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Interesting and fundamentally it makes sense (Although they didn't really explain how it works) My question is can you just dump any plastic into it and what happens when you mix different kinds?


Assuming it does work as advertised the next big 'oil fields' will be extracted with a bulldozer in a landfill rather then with a drill.....
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Old 08-23-2010, 09:50 AM
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Holy carp, I could fuel my TD for the rest of my life with all the Little Tykes, Big Wheels and Step One stuff in the backyard!

Pretty cool. And it looks like you could use it as a still between uses to kill the time.
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Old 08-23-2010, 09:55 AM
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Holy carp, I could fuel my TD for the rest of my life with all the Little Tykes, Big Wheels and Step One stuff in the backyard!
I wish I didn't know what you're talking about... wonder how much oil will come out of a barbie......
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Old 08-23-2010, 10:05 AM
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I wish I didn't know what you're talking about... wonder how much oil will come out of a barbie......
It's kind of embarrassing when every person who comes to the house for the first time always says they knew which house was ours before they even saw the number.
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Do you think that they use reverse osmosis?
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Do you think that they use reverse osmosis?
I think you're using reverse psychology.
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Old 08-25-2010, 12:49 PM
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Do you think that they use reverse osmosis?

Maybe they reverse the polarity
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Saw that on another site, it's pretty cool.
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Maybe they reverse the polarity
As in ByPolar connections?
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Do you think that they use reverse osmosis?
NO ... it can't convert urine back into beer.

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