Dutch Students Build Electric Car from Recycled Plastic and Garbage

first_imgDutch students have created a fully functioning electric car made entirely out of waste, including plastics fished out of the sea, recycled PET bottles and household garbage.The bright yellow, sporty two-seater which the students named ‘Luca’, can reach a top speed of 90 kilometres per hour and has a reach of 220 kilometres when fully charged, the Technical University of Eindhoven said.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – “This car is really special, because it’s made all out of waste”, project manager Lisa van Etten told Reuters.“Our chassis is made out of flax and recycled PET bottles. For the interior we also used unsorted household waste.”Hard plastics normally found in televisions, toys and kitchen appliances were used for the car’s body, while the seat cushions consist of coconut and horse hairs.- Advertisement – tu ecomotive interior reuters tuView of inside the car made of recycled waste in Eindhoven, NetherlandsThe car was designed and built by a group of 22 students in around 18 months, Van Etten said, as an effort to prove the potential of waste.- Advertisement – “We really hope that car companies will start using waste materials”, production team member Matthijs van Wijk said.“It’s possible in many applications. More and more companies use waste or bio-based materials in the interior, we want to show that it’s also possible to build a chassis out of it.”© Thomson Reuters 2020Which is the best TV under Rs. 25,000? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.last_img read more

MGM pays tribute to Japan with new Las Vegas garden display at

first_img Load More RelatedPosts Osaka approves Yumeshima site for commercial development in latest IR move Suncity Group looking to develop new resort hotel in Okinawa, Japan after US$10 million land purchase Osaka Governor planning to start operator recruitment process this year “Incorporating a replica of the stunning Osaka Castle into our Conservatory allows us the unique opportunity to share a piece of Japanese culture with tens of thousands of visitors each day,” said MGM Resorts International Chairman and CEO, Jim Murren. “We aim to spark conversation and curiosity about this remarkable country and this storied castle.”The display is a collaboration between MGM Resorts and Japan’s Dentsu Live Inc, with the aim of accurately conveying the “historical and cultural significance of the iconic Osaka Castle,” MGM said. MGM Resorts has unveiled a new spring display at the Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens in Las Vegas showcasing Japanese nature and culture.The display, which will run until 15 June, boasts a range of plants native to Japan including cherry blossoms, elegant butterflies and thousands of fresh tulips, calla lilies and chrysanthemums as well as an intricate 30-foot replica of Osaka Castle. A total of 65,000 flowers have been used.last_img read more