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Electrolux Vac from The Sea: Made from Collected Ocean Plastic – Crew Member Brit Liggett

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Electrolux Vac from the sea

Update 10 February 2011: Brit Liggett, a 26 year old blogger from Brooklyn, New York, wins the Electrolux and 5 Gyres competition.

The first prize is becoming a crew member on the coming 5 Gyres research expedition through the Beagle Channel in March.

Within the framework of the Vac from the Sea-project, Electrolux and renowned research organization 5 Gyres have invited one person to join the 5 Gyres research expedition through the Beagle Channel, Chile.

Devotees from around the world competed to become the crew member by submitting a short film explaining why they deserved the placement.

The expedition will be conducting research using a manta trawl to collect surface samples.

The Beagle Channel, just as many other parts of the world’s oceans, is still unexplored in terms of mapping out the variety of different plastics accumulated in the water.

Brit Liggett - Screen Shot

5-01-2011: Electrolux and the well renowned research organization 5 Gyres are going on a joint expedition where Electrolux and 5 Gyres are trawling the South Atlantic for plastic. In addition, Electrolux and 5 Gyres are inviting one devotee to join the expedition through Beagle Channel to Valdivia, Chile as a part of the crew.

Within the framework of the Vac from the sea project, Electrolux are to recruit one of the crew members to 5 Gyres expedition in March.  The expedition will be leaving Beagle Channel on March 3rd and will be at sea for eleven days before they reach the final destination of Valdivia, Chile on March 14th. The expedition is beyond ordinary. It’s not a vacation; the crew member is onboard to work. Whoever gets the chance of being a crew member on the boat will also be asked to report and provide information about the expedition and its discoveries on the Vac from the sea-blog.

The crew member must have a genuine interest in environmental issues, particularly in plastic marine pollution. Be a experienced writer and photographer. Be a team player who’s willing to do his share of crew duties (helping with shifts, cooking, cleaning and assisting researches when needed). Not get seasick easily. Able to swim 200m. Able to lift 1/3 their body weight. Prepared to  work odd hours. Speak functional English

How to apply: Anyone who wants to become a crew member on the expedition can apply by recording a short film in which he or she tells their name, place of living, why exactly he or she is suited and how their presence would contribute to the journey. The film should be placed on Youtube and the link sent to Vac from the Sea. Last day to apply: January 31st 2011 

26-10-2010: See Electrolux Vac from The Sea: Five Unique Vacuum Cleaners from Plastic Debris from Five Oceans

01-09-2010: Electrolux is now embarking on a quest. We are going to collect plastic debris from the oceans, and from it, produce a collection of vacuum cleaners — from the sea.

Swedish news channel Tv4 Väst showed a three minute long feature on collecting plastic litter in Sotenäs in the Swedish archipelago. Per-Joel Andersson, leader for the team in Sotenäs, pointed out the problem with the small parts of degraded plastic littering the archipelago.

If you take a closer look on the beach there are small parts that we can’t take care of. What to do with these, I don’t know, Per-Joel said showing a handful of plastic litter.

Collecting the plastic litter for Vac from the Sea, Cecilia Nord, Vice President, Floor Care Environmental and Sustainability Affairs, at Electrolux, talked about the importance of taking the plastic debris issue seriously. The usage of plastic is increasing each year, if we can’t create sustainable systems for taking care of and recycle plastic, the debris problem will become unmanageable, said Cecilia Nord. Source: Electrolux

See also: The House of Plastic: Prefab Homes made of Plastic Garbage – Great Pacific Garbage Patch: Plastic Soup and Plastic Planet – Recycled Plastic from our Oceans: Jewelry by Barbara de Vries – Short Film: True Life Story Of A Plastic Bag by Ramin Bahrani – Trailer Plastic Planet – Plastic Soep by Jesse Goossens – The Throwaway Mentality and The 5 Oceanic Gyres – Recycled Island: Cleaning our Oceans and Creating a Floating City – The Corona Save the Beach Hotel in Rome: Made from Trash by German Artist HA Shult

See also: Electrolux Ultrasilencer Green! – Electrolux Design Lab09 Award: Cocoon by Rickard Hederstierna

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