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Researchers have found a way to transform glass bottles into electric car batteries

Post Time:Aug 14,2019Classify:Industry NewsView:1210

Americans throw away enough glass every week to fill a 1,350-foot building. Glass takes up to a million years to completely decompose in a landfill, but it's easy to recycle, so there's no reason we should ever have to make anymore glass. We already have enough.

But, sadly, that's not how the world works.

When we do recycle glass it does far more good that most people consider. Recycling one ton of glass saves the following:


  • 42 kWh of electricity

  • 5 gallons of oil714.3 Btu's of energy

  • 2 cubic yards of landfill space

  • 7.5 pounds of air pollutants from being released

  • 1,330 pounds of sand.

Researchers have found a brilliant way to reuse glass that not only saves energy by being recylced, but actually generates power. They have figured out how to take used glass bottles and transform them into high-performance lithium-ion batteries — the kind that could power an electric car.

Source: https://www.good.is/Author: shangyi

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