What to do with all those leftover oil booms that BP used to mop up its oil? If you're a car manufacturer, you could recycle all of the oil-slicked plastic tubes into new Chevrolet Volts.
Around 161km of this plastic will be recycled and turned into the Volt electric cars, saving landfills from 45,359kg of plastic that otherwise would've gone to waste. Sadly, the oil is no good to GM, as it was separated from the plastic by being spun around in a really fast washing machine-type drum. [GizMag]