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Electrolux unveils 'Vacs from the Sea'

October 29, 2010
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WASHINGTON — Electrolux is a home appliance manufacturer and a large consumer of plastics, many of which are not recycled — but they''d like to change that, according to Inhabitat.
They claim that there is not enough quality recycled plastic available for them to utilize in their products, so they launched their campaign, Vacs from the Sea, to help bring about change in the industry, the article stated.
In conjunction with the Vacs from the Sea initiative, Electrolux has also released a new green vacuum, the Electrolux Ultra One Green-model, which uses 70 percent recycled plastic for the body of the vacuum, the article noted.
According to the article, the other half of the campaign is to help raise more awareness about the amount of plastic in our oceans, so they sponsored five teams of divers and collectors to the North Sea, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, the Pacific Ocean and the Baltic Sea to collect plastic trash.
A large assortment of plastic trash was sorted and crafted to create the front plastic panel of a limited edition of the Ultra One Green vacuums, which utilize the same chassis, engine and bag compartment and operate exactly the same: The plastic casing on each vacuum represents the ocean from which it was collected, the article added.
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