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Blest H Plastic to Oil Converter – cool desktop machine can return plastic to oil

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The Blest H is a cute desktop machine which can convert plastic back into oil. The company won’t detail exactly how this is done, but it looks like a really neat trick. They make industrial sized machines as well, but imagine how it would be if we all had one of these in our homes, recycling those naff plastic bags. Cool. More here. The machine currently costs around $9,500.00 to buy, but they’re hoping prices will fall over time.

 

 Blest tells us that, if the proper materials are fed into the machine (i.e., polyethylene, polystyrene and polypropylene — PP, PE, PS plastics), there is no toxic substance produced and any residue can be disposed of with regular burnable garbage. They also explain that while methane, ethane, propane and butane gasses are released in the process, the machine is equipped with an off-gas filter that disintegrates these gases into water and carbon.

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


4 Comments

  • Why are gigantic versions of these not being used to turn the world's "free" plastic garbage into fuel that can be sold for profit?Its money for nothing after the machine is paid for?
    Even power stations could extract fuel oil from plastic waste to power turbines.
    There is so much free raw material already in the garbage dumps of the world..and we worry about oil shortages..Mine the dumps…half of everything thats ever been produced has been thrown away.
    What a bunch of doofuses..

    • Does make you think doesn't it?

  • There's an article on CNN right now, where the current ruler of Saudi Arabia (and the 20th wealthiest person in the world) is saying that maybe it would be a good idea to drop the price of oil because Americans might start seeking alternative means of energy. Duh!

    The problem is that our government, which is influenced heavily by corporations, will never invest in inventions like these, because lobbying oil companies would never permit it.

  • This is Awesome! Recently I saw some pieces on shows like CNN and the journal with Joan Lunden on PBS that were talking about issues and solutions for industrial recycling. This kind of thing takes it to the next level. Wonder when it will start being used on a mass level.

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