- 10:33 am - Thu, Aug 30, 2012
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Of all the ideas for dealing with the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, this one may be closest to home — turn it into furniture. Until sea drones can be built to hoover it all up, this is as good a solution as any.
The U.K.-based artists at Studio Swine eventually want to capture bits of plastic where they float in the ocean, recycling them on-site into furniture or bringing them to shore for recycling and further use. Until then, they’ve come up with a system to use plastic that has washed up on shore.
More: Sea Chair Project Collects Ocean Plastic Garbage to Make Stylish Sitting Stools | Popular Science
Although this seems familiar, it does not appear we’ve posted about it here before. (If I’ve missed it in our archives, forgive me!) We have posted many items relating to the Pacific Garbage Patch. And we’ve mentioned Studio Swine here, and its SwineBlog here.
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