A recycling facility in Whitehorse, Yukon, converts used plastic to oil with the Blest Machine.
By Staff, Utne Reader
From the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to the local landfill, the plastic that makes our lives so easy becomes a huge burden once we’re done using it. When hopeful news of a Japanese-designed plastic-to-oil converter surfaced in 2010, the internet rejoiced, but accounts of the Blest Machine’s actual use have been hard to find. Now, reports Julie Bélanger for Alternatives Journal (March-April 2013), at least one large recycling plant is using the machine.