Vacs from the Sea

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  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Vacs from the Sea is a clever campaign by Electrolux to highlight all the plastic floating around our seas. They have created 5 vacuums made with plastic from troubled regions - from left to right - the North Sea, the Indian Ocean, the Mediterranean, the Pacific and the Baltic. "The vacuum cleaners embody the plastic paradox: oceans are full of plastic waste, yet on land there is a shortage of recycled plastic for producing sustainable vacuum cleaners." Note: Although fully-functional, these vacuums are not for sale. Might not be hard to make your own though. :p

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  3. gabbagabbawill

    gabbagabbawill Pajama Cardinal

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    that's too bad that they are not for sale... I was starting to think Electrolux was doing something amazing- recycling the plastic in the ocean to make vacuums for production... If so, I'd consider buying one.
     
  4. irr0001

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    I don't see why they don't produce at least a limited number of these for sale. It's a great idea, but making 5 vacuums doesn't say or do much IMO.

    But like I said..cool idea! I'd buy one.
     
  5. ZachB

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    I'd buy one. Kind of useless otherwise. It would make more of a statement if they did a limited run.
     
  6. xmetalfan99

    xmetalfan99 Giant Squid

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    I think they should produce them and sell them with some of the profits going towards cleaning the oceans. I'd buy one if they did that.
     
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    Seano Hermano Giant Squid

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    That's a good idea.

    I'll take the colorful one on the left. haha
     
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  9. ZachB

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    I'd take the one right in the middle :lol:
     
  10. inwall75

    inwall75 Giant Squid

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    A lot of people don't know about how much plastic is floating in our oceans. They are doing this partially for advertising purposes but the campaign will raise awareness and that's important IMO.
     
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  11. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    I agree with that point.
    I also agree with the others here that it would have been cool to release a line of these. Not sure how possible that would have been though.

    matt
     
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    sostoudt Giant Squid

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    Someone needs to develop a way to harvest plastic easily from the ocean.