Thursday, September 8, 2011
It has been a while since I last posted. My intention has been to post more frequently, but life intrudes and plans change. Several very interesting items have found their way to my inbox over the last several months.
Vadxx says that each of its oil production units could shrink landfill deposits by 10 to 14,000 tons a year. Think of the benefits! Communities would reduce their landfills, there would hopefully be more local participation in the recycling of plastics. Less drilling offshore, and in pristine wilderness locations, like Alaska. Jobs could be created for the collection and sorting process. What a boon to the economy and the environment. Add a sustainable energy source, like solar, for the production units, and it's definitely a winning strategy for the planet.
Speaking of solar...researchers at the Australian National University, working with the country's military, announced that they've created a wearable solar panel. Transform Solar, an Idaho-based company, will be producing the panels and should have a prototype ready by December. The benefits of a mobile power source are pretty obvious. With so many high-tech accessories like tablets, smart phones, mp3 players, etc. the idea of wearable energy is pretty appealing. If everything goes well in the land down under, the world may soon see a new fashion trend!