PlasticsEdge™ Lead Generation Program: Call 978-342-9000 for details or email [email protected]


Plastic-News-Environmental-LA-96 million-plastic-shade-balls

In 2015, the world watched as a video of 96 million “shade balls” getting dumped into the Los Angeles Reservoir went viral. The purpose of the balls: to improve water quality and save water.

But a new study raises an interesting question: Could saving water in the Los Angeles Reservoir come at the cost of consuming water in other parts of world?

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power said the shade balls could keep contaminants out of the water and reduce the evaporation of the reservoir by 85 to 90 percent during a drought. The officials said the annual savings could amount to up to 300 million gallons of water, enough to supply drinking water to 8,100 people.

But a team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Imperial College London and University of Twente in the Netherlands reported Monday that it may take more water to make the shade balls than what they save. To offset this loss, the shade balls must sit on the Los Angeles Reservoir between 1 to 2.5 years.

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Making plastics digestible

Swindon, UK — In 2016, Recycling Technologies was part of the first...

Bike Helmet Folds Down To The Size Of a Laptop

Design — This bike helmet folds down to the size of a laptop to fit...

Your Poop Is Probably Full of Plastic

Vienna, Austria — Every minute, a dumptruckful of plastic plops into...

Top Designers embrace plastic material once derided as tacky

NY, NY — From lavish Florentine villas to hip Manhattan nurseries,...

How the ethane molecule changed the Gulf Coast — and the world

Houston Chronicle — Working in nearly 100-degree heat, sweating...

Medical Plastics Market Projected To Exceed USD 37.5 Billion By 2026

Digitaljournal.com — The Medical Plastics market is anticipated to...

Can Anyone Catch America In Plastics?

Forbes.com — Ethane prices recently hit a four year high. Demand is...

Toray Plastics America has expanded its portfolio of white films

Toray Plastics (America),has expanded its portfolio of white films...

Pyrolysis firm Agilyx unveils recycled chemicals to make olefins

Oregon — Agilyx is already processing scrap PS into a feedstock for...

Exports to Thailand collapse after ban

Thailand — A Thai policy restricting the import of scrap plastics...