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Greenhouse gases recycled to make mobile phone cases

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 09:53:26

Greenhouse gases pose the biggest threat to our environment, which is made all the more problematic by the fact that almost everything we do as humans results in yet more harmful substances being pumped into the atmosphere.

There are plenty of schemes which aim to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases that we produce. However, a new project is aiming to make use of them in a different way, according to the Guardian.

An American company, called Newlight Technologies, has unveiled a product called AirCarbon, which is essentially a clever way of cutting out oil from the manufacture of plastics and thus making it cheaper and more sustainable to build the cases that house the hardware in most modern mobile phones.

Auditors have checked out the technology and it has been rated as carbon negative, because it has the ability to store more carbon than it actually emits. This is ideal because rather than simply striving for carbon neutrality, greenhouse gases can be recycled and reused to protect mobile phones, while doing something seriously positive for the environment at the same time.

Plastic phone cases are available for all makes and models, with millions of people investing in them in order to keep their handset safe from physical damage, as well as make it look good with cases of different colours and designs.

This can consume a lot of plastic, most of which will have a detrimental effect on the environment because of the oil that is used and the gases that are emitted.

AirCarbon, however, should help to address this over the coming years. And the people behind the product are confident that they can roll out its production to meet global demand quickly over the next few years of development.




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