Maybe one day we will all be hanging plastic ‘algae curtains’ over our houses?
London-based architecture office EcoLogicStudio has developed plastic sheets filled with micro-algae which apparently feed on daylight and air. Through this they carbon dioxide molecules and store them within the curtain while producing oxygen and releasing it back into the surrounding air.
Sounds amazing! One curtain can remove approximately one kilogram of carbon dioxide per day — the equivalent to that of 20 large trees. The developers envisage the curtain being integrated into new and existing buildings and doubling as a sunshade.
It sounds bizarre but if we are to combat climate change we may have to integrate many more bizarre things such as this into our lives. Long may the scientists carry on developing them.
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