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The Fantastic Greening Of Plastic

A Big WOW! For Earth From The Little Island Of Japan

Akinori Ito has invented a machine called Blest, which converts plastic back into oil! Yes, really.

Looking eerily like the DeLorean’s flux capacitor in the Back To The Future movies, Ito’s machine is produced in various sizes, for both industrial and home uses. It can easily transform a kilogram of plastic waste into a liter of oil, using about 1 kilowatt of electricity but without emitting CO2 in the process. The machine uses a temperature controlling electric heater instead of flames, processing anything from polyethylene or polystyrene to polypropylene (numbers 2-4).

1 kg of plastic produces one liter of oil. This takes about 1 kilowatt of electricity, which costs 20 cents. 1 liter diesel oil costs $1.50  NOW, this is what I call recycling!

Although the company still mainly produces larger, industrial-use machines, people from around the world are anxious to know if and where they can purchase a machine. So, here you go – Blest– click on the english catalogue to get you answers direct from the horse’s mouth.

A wonderful invention to sustainably utilize the huge waste problem of the wonderful invention of plastic. It’s looking better and better ….

…. as the green future unfolds.

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9 Responses to “The Fantastic Greening Of Plastic”

  1. Theresa Says:

    Wow, that’s absolutely fantastic! Maybe, just maybe, there is hope left for our planet 🙂

  2. Linda Says:

    Hi Theresa …. I would love to have one of these! There is hope!!!!

  3. Sandy Says:

    WOW! Domo arigato Mr. Ito!! Now that’s rocking our green future!

  4. Linda Says:

    Hi Sandy …. It certainly is rocking the green future! 😀

  5. Barbara Says:

    This is wonderful. I would stand in line, for a week for one of these machines, and you can put Styrofoam in it…SOLD!I truly love this idea.

  6. Linda Says:

    Hi Barbara … it is pretty neat! Wish I could have one now! 😀

  7. LA Recycling Says:

    Now if only we could be as progressive as Japan!

  8. Lissof Says:

    Hi Linda,,,

    Another great blog, thanks for sharing.!!!

    The most important concept he brought out to me about his devices, was that it started the children thinking of “Plastic” refuse not as “Garbage” but as a valuable resource, “Oil”

    In some ways it reminded me of my youth, I would collect bottles to recycle.

    3 cents for a large pop bottle.

    a penny per beer bottle.

    I never thought of it as a source of income, rather I visioned the candy bars I could purchase.

    Perhaps if we can get more people to view plastic as a valuable resource, less plastic will be placed in landfills or tossed out into the environment for Mother Earth and Father Time to deal with.

    I will have to share this entry with my friends.

  9. wintergurl Says:

    Great job . This really awesome

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