Micro plastic: BMW i explore Recycling ideas for lake-plastic

Micro-plastic is one of the major environmental problems that we are close to the eyes – finally, the lake-the plastic is at first glance a topic that many of us relates directly. This way of thinking, a lot of falls short of, and the Problem of the increasing pollution of our oceans with hundreds of tons of plastic residues from year to year, speaks for itself, however, is becoming stronger.

In search of a solution for the millions of small and smallest particle existing micro-plastic Problem has turned now, the BMW Group and is pursuing an interesting application: If there would be a solution to the industrial exploitation of the lake-plastic, could also be the Skimming and Collection of the huge plastic volumes suddenly become attractive. Because while in the pure recovery of the micro-plastic fields in the short term, thought to be caused mainly cost, may make a re-use of the Seeplastik Collect the business model.

So the question is: What can be done with the lake-the plastic, to make it as a resource for the industry to be attractive? BMW i has different approaches, which could make in the next few years, a contribution to the solution of the problem. The upper graph shows on the left a purpose for the eelgrass Kenaf, which contributes to the reduction of plastic waste and today in place of plastics for the Türpanele of the BMW i3 is used. The environment is also helped if the seat covers will be in the future made from the fibers of the Kapokbaums instead of in the production of very water-intensive cotton. The first prototypes already exist, the path in the series but is not decided yet.

Directly with the theme of Recycling, the two right-hand examples: The testing involved the use of micro-plastic elements in colors for the exterior and interior is already running and could help, that there is a market for the use of the Seeplastik-small. Also for the masses of textile remnants, BMW i sees possible applications, the residues can be mainly used in the non-visible area of the Seats or for isolation elements.

None of these approaches will save the environment single-handedly, the micro-plastic Problem can be managed with individual projects hardly out of the world. But one thing is certain: Even on a long journey, the first steps need to be taken. And if the industry starts to think about Recycling options serious thought, and so a business model for the removal of floating to develop mountains of garbage, could be used to help the oceans, and thus the living animals really.

[resources : bimmertoday.de]
by : klonr.com