(Video) Scientist Invents Machine That Converts Waste Plastic Into Oil

(Video) Scientist Invents Machine That Converts Waste Plastic Into Oil
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Everyday plastics can be easily transformed into diesel, kerosene, and gasoline.

Lisa Baldini
  • 23 august 2010


Sometimes a problem can be answered with a problem. It goes without saying that energy crisis and waste management rank high on the environmental challenges facing us today. When Japanese scientist Akinori Ito faced these two problems, he saw how the answer to one could be resolved by the problem of the other and vice versa. Thus, he invented a machine that takes untreated everyday plastics and converts them into oil that can easily be refined into diesel, kerosene and gasoline.

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