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Vac from the Sea

Maria Kalomenidou - Thursday, November 11, 2010

Electrolux spent several months to create Vac from the Sea, a vacuum cleaner built from plastic bottles found at the bottom of the ocean. The five models carry the names of the oceans where plastic originates. From left to right: North Sea Edition, Indian Ocean Edtion, Mediterranean Sea Edition, Pacific Ocean Edition, Baltic Sea Edition.

Although not available for sale, the vacuum cleaners are fully functional and use the same structure and technology of the Electrolux Ultra One Green-model. Electrolux partnered with many organizations and people engaged in the issue to collect the plastic from the ocean. One of the striking statistics is that although there is a shortage of recycled plastic on land there is plenty of plastic waste in the sea.

Watch the video or visit the Electrolux web site to find out more and see amazing pictures of the process.

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