Pilot plans 10,500-mile trip on your plastic bags and bubble wrap2/24/2013
Now this could be one huge step for mankind. Jeremy Roswell is a veteran pilot on a new mission: He wants to fly a single-engine Cessna from Sydney to London using nothing but fuel extracted from "end of life" plastic that can't be recycled and is filling up landfills. A process called pyrolysis turns it into diesel fuel, and Roswell plans to have tanks stashed in 12 different countries where he'll have to stop and refuel during his journey in July. The stuff has been tested in cars, but this is the first flight that will attempt to use it, and "if it works," Roswell said, "it will solve some major environmental problems all at once." [Source]
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