Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Sitting electronically?

Scientists in China have worked out a way to turn old circuit boards into park benches.

"In the study, the researchers developed a process to recycle those nonmetallic materials, which they say could be used to produce diverse items like sewer grates, park benches and fences. The recycled material could also be a substitute for wood and other materials since it is almost as strong as reinforced concrete. "There is no doubt that the technique has potential in the industry for recycling nonmetallic materials of PCBs," Xu says."


pierre l said...

I believe there is a bench outside Wokingham library which is made from re-cycled coffee cups. I'll try and get you a picture.

Sarah Salway said...

Ooooh yes please. Thanks!