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Should Ocean Trash Be Turned Into Floating Islands?

Adele Peters

This entry in the recent eVolo Skyscraper Competition calls for floating islands that travel through the Pacific gathering up plastic trash. The islands use the trash as construction elements; once they're full, the modules close up and join with other modules to form structures that can support people, farms, and other life. Interesting idea, though it seems like there might be a better way to clean up the debris (and more sustainable for people to live on existing land...)

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