Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Turn Plastic Into Oil

A Japanese man and his company, Blest, have been touring the globe showing off a little machine they invented which can turn plastic garbage back into oil.

As the video describes, plastics are made from oil, so why shouldn't we be able to turn plastics back into oil once we're through with them?  This is great thinking.  Why do we dump tons and tons of plastic waste into landfills (and oceans) every day, when the technology currently exists to reclaim the energy in that waste and turn it into fuel?

Plastic waste, the video says, "are a treasure."  I'm not sure why our species is so good at squandering.

Share your thoughts...


  1. Wonder if this is a net energy gain. I bet it takes a lot of energy to convert plastic to oil.

  2. I write to you as the Managing Director of Flashpoint Consulting K.K., a Tokyo-based management consulting and sales advisory firm.

    We represent Blest Co., Ltd.

    Our firm can answer any questions regarding Blest technology.

    With regards to conversion rate, it takes 1 kW of electricity to convert 1 kg of plastic to 1 liter of oil.

    The machine reduces CO2 emissions and footprints and is an alternative to incineration and land-filling.

    The Desk-Top Be-H device delivers a break-even date 6 months out with a very healthy return on investment if you decide to sell the oil.

    My direct contact is

    We look forward to hearing from you.

    With best regards,

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