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No more plastic bottles

Education , Energy, Environment & Resources , Engineering

by Thierry Sanders | June 27, 2018
Indonesia has banyak sampah plastik. Need to replace the plastic bottle with something else, can you help us

Other alternatives are partnerships like Google’s project Loon with XL, Telkomsel, Indosat and Axiata, that aims to launch balloons 20 km high, that can provide internet access to any LTE-capable smartphone. The balloons have a transmission radius of 40 km, Google estimates that 6000 balloons are needed for Indonesia’s coverage needs. It is unclear if this project will succeed since the government is concerned that it may lose sovereignty over its own data.


  • Stephen Clarke Sept. 26, 2018, 12:21 p.m. PDT
    Adidas is also making shoes using recycled plastic bottles.
  • Kristina Fitzsimmons July 1, 2018, 7:42 p.m. PDT
    It is possible to recycle plastic bottles into textiles, fabrics, shoes, etc. My favorite pair of yoga pants are made by , they are made from recycled plastic bottles!

    In US we pay a deposit for our bottles so that people bring them back for the 5 cent return for each bottle. It works well and should be a nationwide practice, in my opinion.

    I think bio plastics are coming around well... I am hopeful and believe that algae is likely the best feedstock.

    I like the balloon idea. Elon Musk is working on Starlink. micro sat cluster (constellation) to deliver internet everywhere. I thought that may interest you. All the very best!