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Thu May 20, 2021, 11:53 PM

Anchorage engineer plans to recycle ocean garbage into plastic lumber

The cost of lumber and other building materials is sky-high, and itís even more expensive when shipped to small coastal communities in Alaska.

Patrick Simpson of Anchorage has an idea that might help. He wants to create artificial lumber from an abundant material no one wants: Plastic ocean debris.

Simpson, an engineer, began by considering the global blight of waste plastic in the marine environment.

ďAs I thought about it, well, why canít we convert it into something that locally could be usable?Ē Simpson said.

Read more: https://www.alaskapublic.org/2021/05/19/anchorage-engineer-plans-to-recycle-ocean-garbage-into-plastic-lumber/

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri May 21, 2021, 12:20 AM

1. Now there is an idea that needs subsidized

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Fri May 21, 2021, 12:36 AM

2. He's not the first, although fishing it out of the ocean may be a new wrinkle.

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Fri May 21, 2021, 01:35 AM

3. I sure hope it will pass building codes and fire codes.....NC

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