An Island Made of Recycled Garbage

Remember that thing called the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (aka Pacific Trash Vortex)?

According to the blog green.blorge, there’s a project in the very early stages to do something with all of the garbage. Thanks to some grant money, a Holland-based architecture firm is looking into turning that Texas-sized garbage patch into a habitable island.

One of the three major aims of the project is to clean up the floating trash by recycling it on site.  Two, the project would create new land for sustainable habitation complete with its own food sources and energy sources.  Lastly, Recycled Island is to be a sea worthy island.

You can read more about the project here. Sounds like something that Kim Stanley Robinson would dream up.

[Hat Tip: Slashdot]

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2 thoughts on “An Island Made of Recycled Garbage

  1. This seems like a wicked cool idea, rich, if you read “The world without us” -like I’ve recommended you to do 😉 – you’d know about the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” and what a shit load of problems has.
    ITOH, this idea also reminds a me a bit of “HistoryWorld” from Coupland’s ” “Shampoo Planet” 😀

  2. I actually have got a copy of The World Without Us sitting in my To Be Read pile.

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