A teleporting city that begins with teleporting their trash.
Remember the Jetsons where the trash was easily disposed of, straight from the home and to the dump through an air pressured shooting chamber?
This feature along with 7 others are being made a reality in Songdo, South Korea, “where planners and developers are building a $35 Billion dollar city from scratch”
The Pneumatic Trash Collector
Instead of unwieldy garbage cans and noisy trucks, a citywide, vacuum-powered system literally sucks garbage to the dump. Buildings are hooked up the garbage grid, but there are also portals in a few places around town. The benefits: No trash in public, easier disposal, fewer trucks on the streets, and lower vehicle emissions.
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