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materializing aquarium: water bottle pipes?

09/05/09
plastic ocean (image courtesy of highcountryconservation.org)

plastic ocean (image courtesy of highcountryconservation.org)

imagine repurposing the seas of plastic (as called by captain charles moore of the algalita marine research foundation) as pipes for agricultural irrigation, to grow microflora, to move water instead of pollute it. us lay people could perhaps do this by partially-besting the bottles. would have to figure out a way to seal the seams, and be sure the chemical breakdown of the pipes isn’t toxic.  is this a totally fantastical idea? maybe.  but the possibility of having oceans and islands of plastic seems fantastical, but it’s not. and anyway, i’ve never had very good sense of what’s realistic and non. so… thoughts?

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