Lifestyle

Actions

Tsaparis Tscience: New Invention Filters Garbage from Oceans

Tsaparis Tscience
Posted at 8:36 AM, Jan 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-06 08:36:00-05

TALLAHASSEE (WTXL) - Check out this rare, 13 foot giant squid taking a leisure swim around a Japanese harbor. Squids usually stay a thousand feet below the water and when one does comes to the surface, it's usually because they're injured or sick. However, this squid was perfectly healthy.

Trash cans clean up our world, but this new one cleans up our oceans, it is called the "sea-bin." It's made from recycled plastic and natural fiber, and hooks to a water pump. Trash gets sucked into the waste basket and can easily be pulled out the next day. You can get your very own "sea-bin" for the low price of $3,800 next year.

And staying with the reduce, reuse, recycle theme, you’ll never be stumped with what to do with leftovers again. "Home-bio-gas" is a new system that converts leftovers and animal manure into cooking gas and liquid fertilizer. It has bacteria which starts a fermenting process to break down the waste. It's already being used in under-developed areas. Its goal is to help farmers and families reduce their carbon footprints.