Light From Garbage

A new concept streetlight from Yanko Design would use garbage cans built into the base as fuel tanks, converting the trash to light.
November 16, 2009, 8am PST | Tim Halbur
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According to Yanko Design,

"This lamppost composts trash and uses the methane byproduct as a fuel to power the lamps. The compost can then be retrieved to re-green our cities . . . it's not clear how much trash is needed to keep such a system going."

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Published on Friday, November 13, 2009 in Treehugger
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