Our society is addicted to plastic.
Recycling provides one way to keep this waste from spoiling our environment, but it’s energy and time intensive, and usually only results in more plastic products that will eventually be discarded.
Akinori Ito, the CEO of Blest, a Japanese company, wondered why we didn’t take the deconstruction process a step further: turning mountains of plastic waste into a new source of oil.
Blest produces the machines in various sizes suitable for more industrial purposes or simple home use. There are already 60 in use across Japan at farms, fisheries, and small factories with some beginning to ship overseas for the environmentally conscious and curious abroad (Motherboard.tv).
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