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Week 9 of Eco-Trek Hits Seattle

Posted on the 01 April 2011 by 2ndgreenrevolution @2ndgreenrev

Week 9 of Eco-Trek Hits SeattleAs you have seen over the previous 8 weeks, we feature Eco-Trek’s latest adventures on Friday’s. The 9th episode of the online video series – presented by German actress Anita Anthonj – that chronicles the Mercedes Benz F-Cell as it drives around the world take us to Seattle. They are now off to Australia but check out what they found in Starbuck’s home town before heading down under:

The Bag Monster
Andy Keller is the founder of the reusable bag company ChicoBag. His alter ego, the Bag Monster is a character born of 500 plastic bags stitched together — the amount an average person uses each year. With his performance, Andy wants to raise awareness about the single usage of plastic bags. 30 billion plastic and 10 billion paper grocery bags are used every year, destroying 14 million trees and wasting 12 million barrels of oil.

The Mercedes-Benz F-CELL Drive has concluded its North American leg and Eco-Trek takes a closer look at the fuel cell vehicles. The cars are filled with pressurized hydrogen instead of gasoline. In the fuel cell, the hydrogen is oxidized [combined with oxygen from the air]. The result of this process is just water [and], of course, the electricity, that powers an electric engine.

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