The Mine Kafon Is A Wind-Blown Minesweeper That’s Made Out Of Bamboo and Biodegradable Plastics.

Mine Kafon  -  Massoud HassaniDeveloped by Afghanistan-born designer Massoud Hassani, the Mine Kafon is a $40 biodegradable minesweeper that is propelled by the wind. In January, the Mine Kafon was nominated for a “Designs of the Year 2012” award from London’s Museum of Design. Mr. Hassani’s inspiration for building the Mine Kafon came from the wind-blown toys he played with as a kid.

The Mine Kafon includes a GPS that tracks its path and each unit can detonate several landmines before it’s inoperable. In the video, the Mine Kafon is being wind-blown in the desert but the simple idea could also be self or push propelled and work on any walking path hiding landmines. [Crave and Treehugger]


Really? Microwave The Bejesus Out Of Orange Peels To Make Biodegradable Plastic?

Using A Microwave To Turn Orange Peels Into Biodegradable PlasticIs this news or is somebody out there goofing on us by doling out nonsense stories to distract us? It’s hard to tell when you read an article like Orange peels could be made into biodegradable plastic. I’m starting to think the folks over at the Weekly World News, the world’s only reliable news (their words, not mine), is behind all of these stories for the greenies to consume and get excited about.

Maybe a better story would be that on your next shopping trip, choose ONE additional non-plastic option so these guys don’t have to nuke oranges for 2-hours to produce one that is bio-degradable.

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