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Sep. 7th, 2008 @ 11:32 am COyou2 Saving the planet one breath at a time
This site looks interesting, it's talking about personal carbon capture and storage as a strategy to prevent climate change:

"The COyou2 patented technology works by filtering the air you breathe out, capturing the carbon in a convenient lightweight backpack.

As you breathe out into the tube, the carbon dioxide passes through a solution of ammonium nitrate and the reaction allows the carbon to be isolated. The carbon is then stored in exchangeable inner bags that can then be sequestered in any nearby location including your own backyard."

I've just ordered a catalogue, it's definitely worth checking out, after all, every little thing makes a difference. I never thought about human beings as being responsible for major carbon emissions, but I'm always looking for ways to lessen my carbon footprint.

What do you guys think?
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Date:September 7th, 2008 02:17 am (UTC)
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Without going to the site, I'm not sure I understand. Aren't plants supposed to do that for us, couldn't we just keep more houseplants?
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Date:September 7th, 2008 11:13 am (UTC)


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I did some looking around and although there is talk of carbon capturing for large industries, there really is no market for the individual. So, this would be a quack product. The website itself has some really bizarre and inappropriate comments re: personal vs. corporate responsibility making it seem like people should be guilty just for living but it is okay for big business to rape and pillage the environment because they "can't afford to make the sacrifices that we can". I would not buy anything from a company that posted those sentiments on their website.

For a really good comment on all the spam this product has generated on the web, see this guy's livejournal comment on it:

Thank you, drive thru.
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Date:September 7th, 2008 01:00 pm (UTC)
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