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+40 1. Vaithan commented 11 years ago

Only once in a while does something like this pop up. Genius, could totally change the way we think about our plastic rubbish.
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+55 2. asemanden commented 11 years ago

Thank god for Japan, they belive anything can be done and then they do it.
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+27 3. Chrisofskjern commented 11 years ago

Japan FTW forever!
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+3 4. irishgek commented 11 years ago

This was posted before and as it was pointed out then we shall point out again , this invention how ever good it is, still has many questions to be answered ,

its heating rubbish to 420c if a standard kettle that boils water is using 2kw just think how much power this device is using.

No matter how effective it is and even if its getting its power from eco friendly sources , its still creating more of the same problem , Oil and fuel for cars and machine's which will cause even more Toxic CO2.

All this machine does is use power and convert waste to something even more damaging great work but totally the wrong direction
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+29 5. Chrisofskjern commented 11 years ago

#4 - It's on an early stage. At first when something new is presented, it gets perfected and improved to use less power and be more effective in the process.
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+4 6. djole381 commented 11 years ago

Cool. Where can I buy one?
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+9 7. spynode commented 11 years ago

#4 Well if people start using solar energy and other energy sources in future (fusion power?), large plants based on working principles of this machine could be a real planet savers.
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+3 8. Abreujr commented 11 years ago

This is amazing! Its really good to see that more an more people are geting concerned and trying to solve this great problem. And this is the right way to begin, start with litle things. :)
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0 9. mozama commented 11 years ago

Sounds almost to good to be true! Oil may not be the best thing to use but it's better than just sitting there drowning in garbage.
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0 10. c2quad commented 11 years ago

If this happend ,People are going to see the Whole new Version of the World ....Am Inspired !
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+1 11. kurkudjikul commented 11 years ago

This is stupid. By turning plastics into oil and then burning the oil we vent co2 that was trapped in plastics. If this was done globally land would be very clean but air would be toxic. CO2 in air is bigger problem then a pile of plastic garbage.
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+11 12. swf2012 commented 11 years ago

#4 Being able to produce fuel at home means that there will be less energy needed for distribution. Even IF it'll cost about the same amount of energy, at least we could get rid of the plastic waste everywhere you look.

If I should meet this guy, I'll kiss him on the forehead, that's for sure !! *thumbs up*
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+3 13. max2000 commented 11 years ago

this is where electricity should be by far collected from sustainable source, ie. wind, the sun, ocean current, and waves: because you need to 'heat up' that recyclable plastics. and I mean it as in 'under the law' 8-) yet, here some energy departments around the world would deffinitely come against, hence they started to cover wind mills in radar-stealth materials already ::(|)
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0 14. 01nvr commented 11 years ago

You can imagine in a hunderd years or so, if we are still dependant on oil then, companies digging up old land fill sites to convert the plastic waste into oil again for a large profit :|
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+2 15. Oxydous commented 11 years ago

This devices' purpose is to handle waste while in the same time reducing its effect to the environment. Its not a global warming solution its part of it... so yes.. if you power the device through alternative power sources such as the sun and wind turbines you have doubled your effect
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+2 16. banzemanga commented 11 years ago

#4, You are right but increasing the waste is not a solution neither. There are mountains of plastics in many countries. Sooner or later they have to find a way to recycle plastics. By at least having a starting point; they will get something done for the future.
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-7 17. Baboon commented 11 years ago

Guys let's go back to stone age, it's muuuch more fun :)

1. fishing with your looong hair nad beard.
2. making sparlkes from two stones (it's fun)
3. runing away escaping from dinosaures.
4. giving names to unnamed stuff (ohh it looks like tomato but it's more poopy, ok let's call it Potato!).
5. Date day, Pull on woman from her hair to the cave after knoking her out with da big stick.
6. dancing like monkeys.
7. and worshipping huge Potato.

it's fun!
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+2 18. Chucky commented 11 years ago

#17 Your point 3.... You really gotta check the time lines there ;)
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-5 19. badboy007 commented 11 years ago

#4 stop copy and pasting shit from wiki
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-2 20. irishgek commented 11 years ago

#19 your a moron there is not one thing in my comment from wiki.
And at least I know were north and south Korea are on the map you idiot

badboy007 4 days ago on video 5319

lol did you guys hear about the south Korean football team how they were made to work on a construction site for playing bad at the world cup
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+2 21. 95731 commented 11 years ago

#4 how do you know that the machine uses a lot of energy? japan is way more advanced than us and the machine could already be using less energy than a standard kettle.
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+7 22. LightAng3l commented 11 years ago

#4 How is oil worst than plastic? :O My God you have no clue about the chemical makeup of plastic and the toxins it releases when hit by sunlight and decomposes in the oceans !

The gases oil produce can be absorbed by plants ... plastic can NOT !

I can't believe someone actually gave you a thumb up ...
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0 23. Usdevildoggmc commented 11 years ago

technology like this has been around for decades... there's a reason why the whole world doesn't have one of these machines or why they didnt make electric cars a long time ago... why that is though we might never know.
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+2 24. Chrisofskjern commented 11 years ago

*Gives #22 a big thumbs up*
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+2 25. eNdEmiOn06463 commented 11 years ago

Wouldn't it be easier to use bio degradable plastics instead of going trough the hassle of converting it into oil (and then burning it). Or just stop using so much plastic for everything. I hate it how chocolate is also wrapped in plastic these days and all the plastic bottles, drinks in glass bottles tastes much better.

Let us use solar, wind and so on for making hydrogen from water. That's the best route to take.
- It burns back into water.
- It can be stored so for instance windmills don't have to be turned of at times when there is an over production of electricity.
- You can use it to generate electricity so electric cars that can be filled up just as fast as gas powered cars and don't need ridiculous amounts of battery packs which are very polluting themselves + have a rather short life span.
- There is more than plenty of it. We could even use Pluto as a source in the future.
- Etc..
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+4 26. Thanny commented 11 years ago

Several comments don't seem to understand the concept of efficiency. When something is said to be, say, 80% efficient, that means 80% of the energy going into it is used for some kind of work. What happens to the other 20%? It's given off as waste heat.

When the task itself is giving off heat, efficiency is not in the mix, save for one aspect - putting as much of the heat as possible where you want it, instead of into the outside world where it can't do work.

Once you insulate as much as is possible, all you're left with is the need for the fixed quantity of heat required to melt and vaporize a given mass. There's no more room for increased efficiency.

The simple fact is, this device is useless for reducing carbon dioxide. It's utility is solely in managing solid plastic waste. Much better to simply recycle the plastic into more plastic - less energy input, and the carbon remains fixed.
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-1 27. Dubsteppah commented 11 years ago

I agree with what everyone is saying.
Also, what happens to the plastic that is melted?
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0 28. lockandload commented 11 years ago

its videos like this which makes one think what direction japan is going..waaay advanced ;)
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0 29. cranky commented 11 years ago

It's certainly environmentally friendly but maybe this technology will hurt Japan's economy in the long run. Japan has some of the world's largest oil tanker shipyards. Oil tankers are used to transfer crude oil from Iraq, UAE etc all over the world, and more oil means more tankers which equals more jobs and income for the Japanese who build them.
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0 30. zerorain commented 11 years ago

im still waiting for that lead into gold...
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+1 31. adipall commented 11 years ago

Whats the point dont we all die in 2012 anyway.
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0 32. Philj commented 11 years ago

Who says this needs to be used for car fuel or burning at all?
Cannot it be used to make new plastic things or in farming and making roads? All these things need oil.
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0 33. huldu commented 11 years ago

Garbage is a huge problem in the world. Take one step at a time, like this guy does.