Upcycling Obsolete CD’s for Wastewater Treatment
By lucas@endneoliberalism On 5 Oct, 2013 At 05:26 PM | Categorized As Green Business, Upcycle | With 0 Comments

Every year over 100,000 compact discs become obsolete and are thrown away. Toxic chemicals, including cancerous Bisphenol-A, are released into our water streams and eventually get into the food we eat. Now Taiwanese researchers are trying to do more than ugly lamps with the obsolete CDs; they created a wastewater treatment that turns sewage into safe drinking water. This system is cheap and the technology already available.

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Picture credit: kismihok CC BY 2.0

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