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Soaking up oil spills - literally

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Oil spills have a catastrophic effect on the environment, wildlife & human health, as well as the economy.

Current clean-up methods are expensive, complicated and frequently cause further harm to marine life & the surrounding environment.

A new sponge technology can absorb 30x its weight in oil, can be squeezed and re-used, as can the recovered oil. The sponge can also selectively absorb other nasties like phosphates, from fertilizer runoff and agricultural pollution.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottsnowden/2020/06/21/game-changing-new-smart-sponge-soaks-up-oil-spills-saving-water-and-wildlife/#6c42e2925278

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Lynn Wood @ 2020.10.16 6:37 AM
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