Swedish appliance maker Electrolux has developed five
fully-functional vacuum cleaners made from plastic waste recovered from the
world’s oceans. Each of the five vacuums represents the ocean from which the
debris was collected. The Mediterranean edition, for instance, is composed of
PET bottles, food containers and beverage cans collected from French beaches.
Electrolux says the vacuums represent a paradox: oceans are full of plastic
waste, yet on land there is a shortage for producing more sustainable
appliances. More at www.electrolux.com/vacfromthesea