Researchers Create Solar Powered 3D Printer to Turn Plastics at Sea Into Furniture

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch may sound like something that inspired a series of 80’s trading cards for kids but it is actually the name for a swathe of plastic rubbish covering an area the size of Turkey in the North Pacific. Imagine the amount of recycling bins it would take to tackle something of that size. Then, realize that while The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is probably the most famous of the garbage gyres, it is not the only one. The North Atlantic and Indian Oceans also boast their own massive areas of debris.
(…weiter auf 3dprint.com)

SEA CHAIR: Into the Gyre
by Studio Swine
VOYAGE INTO THE NORTH ATLANTIC GYRE WITH A SOLAR 3D PRINTER, TURNING OCEAN PLASTIC INTO BESPOKE FURNITURE – MADE AT SEA FROM THE SEA.
(…weiter auf kickstarter.com)




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