31 Mar '12, 11pm

Could an invisible T-shirt make landfills disappear?: BusinessGreen UK firm hails breakthrough

Could an invisible T-shirt make landfills disappear?: BusinessGreen UK firm hails breakthrough

Have you ever imagined a world with no landfill? Well, if that proves a stretch, how about garbage dumps you could never see? FURTHER READING Easter egg makers failing to smash packaging problem, says MP Councils map path to £15m waste savings Well, now eco-conscious clothing brand Rapanui thinks it has solved the problem of unsightly piles of unwanted clothes by developing an invisible T-shirt . Developed in conjunction with the University of Isle of Wight (UIoW), the Synthetic Optic Fibre fabric uses light conductive threads to capture light on one side of a garment and transfer it to the opposite side, creating the illusion it is no longer there. Movie fans may remember similar technology using small cameras helped cloak James Bond's car in 2002 film Die Another Day . However, scale and expense of the technology was prohibitive, until researchers started to use the ligh...

Full article: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2165031/invisible-sh...

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