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November 18, 2010

Spreading the word, one vacuum at a time

Electrolux-Concept-Vacs-x2-178x178 10.18.10 MSNBC

Stockholm-based appliance company Electrolux AB recently produced a custom set of five vacuum cleaners made from water-bourne plastic trash.

The refuse was collected from different oceans and seas across the globe, with each locale’s most prevalent trash dictating its vacuum’s unique look.

Though the vacuums are not for sale, they do work. Electrolux hopes these fashionable, functional pieces of art will begin a discussion about the growing problem of water-bound plastic pollution and perhaps even move people away from the use-and-toss culture that led to the current situation.

Read more at MSNBC.

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This vacuum design are for a cause. Aside from the functional vacuum cleaners, this calls for all of us to have a better understanding of saving our oceans wherein millions of plastics are thrown in the ocean. This is a great opportunity for all of us to take a stand in cleaning our homes as well as the oceans.

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