Turning Plastic Into Oil

August 26, 2010

Solving a problem by solving a second problem?  That’s good design.




  1. penneysound on September 18, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    this makes me suspicious, my fraud alarm is going off.

    even if it’s legitimate, the only thing that was going to save our atmosphere was running out of oil. this is horrible news. this would only be valuable only once we’ve stopped relying on oil so completely.

  2. Fetus Borat on September 5, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    That really is good design. I wish everyone would start doing this.

  3. aravind221 on August 28, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    wow thats great from yal end to share such things keep going Mikey 🙂

  4. lpswati on August 28, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Whoaaa.. cool Maiku… its such a nice feeling to see you concerned about it 🙂

  5. sazymcf on August 28, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    woooow 1:25am in Northern Ireland and i stumbe apon this, really interesting Mike! signed up after seeing this to thank you for posting it haha! keep up the interesting stuff, oh and i read a article in kerrang mag. about u being a workaholic, it pays sure 🙂 wish i had endless energy

    all the best

  6. Hoffz on August 27, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Oh thats Intelligent, I really like that the people are interested in Changing and saving the world.

    Sir. M.Shinoda, i’ve been thinking about giving myself a chance to write to you about something, you might not care,anyways i was wondering if you could see this and say what you think about it, i’m a beginner painter but it’s the best i’ve been able to do. PLEASE MIKE 😀 .

    Your FAN.

  7. melbapinckney on August 27, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    WOW! Instead of dumping all this garbage, put it to good use by turning it into oil. Plus, the oil can be use for vehicles. Very good ideal. Thanks, for sharing, Mike.

  8. jagta on August 27, 2010 at 10:51 am

    They’re the one who invented the plastic am I right? So, I think they’ll just find the solution on their problems too. @ ORIONWONG: Even the President confirmed that those SWAT’s were lack of abilities to face this kind of situation. I felt sorry for the families who lost their love ones.

  9. orionwong on August 27, 2010 at 8:45 am

    Mike hav you seen the latest news of hostage in manila?i really want Antoine Dodson to speak up for this! ‘Well obviusly the SWAT were trying to kill the hostage and the gov doesn’t feel srry for this! What dyou think? juz hope u can help.

  10. martinahr on August 27, 2010 at 7:14 am


    i`m writing this for my friend abraham from Iran, he cant send you his art work so i`m doing this for him. pleas open this link (he and his art)

  11. thomasbrablec on August 26, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    That guy is a genius. By creating one machine he solved many problems. Why didn’t anyone think of this before?

  12. linkinparkclub1 on August 26, 2010 at 10:26 pm

  13. abbykulyde on August 26, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    every country needs this kind of machine, but a very huge one! will repost this..

    thanks for sharing Mike, btw, The Catalyst is sick! 😀

  14. mercenary18 on August 26, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    Hey guys! check this out =) very entertaining =) Brad dancing!!! =D http://theuglydance.com/?v=mxviooadbq

  15. bananagabbana on August 26, 2010 at 5:42 pm


  16. cctjehh on August 26, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    I’m sure they already knew and know a lot of solutions. But that will cost the “big ones” money, so that isn’t a solution… not for them. And with that monopoly the world will always be late with introducing discoveries which probably where already known by scientist. And not just only late, but some will probably never used. Don’t fool yourself Africa will always be poor. Just like a lot of other problems.

  17. zzaacc on August 26, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    I think that as long as there are people making money in industries where big money is made while the environment is being harmed, awesome projects like this won’t be used. We need some environmentalists as leaders. Can’t spend your money if your unable to live on your planet.

  18. ammya on August 26, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    ooo so cool

  19. nazgulinou on August 26, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    It has nothing to do but I found this restaurant in Paris today ^^

  20. thegluelpfan on August 26, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    If this actually gets developed in more countries then one of the biggest problems we’re facing is solved.I really really hope that for once people will decide to invest in something worth it like this project.

  21. lplovei on August 26, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Wow, that’s really cool. Thanks for sharing that Mike. Also, just wondering, could you understand that guy without the english subtitle’s?
    Another thing is The Catalyst video is AMAZING! Putting Chester inside water was a good idea. You look great in the car with all the smoke behind it. Wearing the hood the entire time makes you look all mysterious. Rob and Brad look good playing drums and guitar. Joe looks wierd, in a good way, with all the color dust. Nice job though not showing Phoenix’s face at all… Overall AMAZING!

  22. kathyxx on August 26, 2010 at 10:35 am

    I wonder how much energy it takes to do that. One of the big issues is that we have to get more energy out than we put into it. But this is a great way to get rid of plastic.

  23. luprunesti on August 26, 2010 at 10:27 am

    oh yeah, that’s definitely good design.

  24. smokins on August 26, 2010 at 9:29 am

    so now the country with the largest amounts of trash could have oil sufficiency, here u go, gives me an excuse to not clean around my place and take out the trash, its full of plastic cups and empty bags of potato chips and straws, ill get me one of these machines and become a billionaire…

  25. martinahr on August 26, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Hi!!! 🙂

    My name is Martina and I`m 15 years old.
    I`m writing this from Croatia.
    I’m your big fan 😀
    I hope you will visit Croatia and do some concert (but in Varazdin not in Zagreb – in this case, parents would not let me go)
    I hope someone will read this mail, someone from Linkin Park 🙂
    If you ever go to Croatia, let me know
    this is my e-mail: kisicekmartina@gmail.com
    By: 🙂 =)

  26. souneik on August 26, 2010 at 9:22 am

    The first time I met you guys I was wearing this black shirt with a red star in the middle. Not long after that, I saw magical red stars everywhere. and all that’s real coincidental. Even that Hahn Tooth myspace interview. But I know for a fact, I said that here. Push the button. I didn’t share that with anyone else. The world make you feel like that. But since then, I’ve come to know that “life equals sorrow”. It’s the trade off for the physical world. Now to watch the video. 😄 …Dorks.

  27. rashenz on August 26, 2010 at 9:05 am

  28. Alexandra Nofi on August 26, 2010 at 9:03 am

    You pretty much hit the nail on the head with “solving a problem by solving a second problem”. And I do like this idea very much.

    Have you been paying attention to all the different ways people want to make oil? One group of people is planning to make “algae farms”, where they can repeatedly harvest crude oil from algae. I think in terms of mass production and natural, replenish-able resources, that it’s a good idea.

    Question- Where and how will they build the factories that will turn plastic or algae deposits into oil? And how will that effect the environment?

  29. 3infinity on August 26, 2010 at 8:00 am

    This is one of the things that makes you guys my favourite band!!!
    We love The Catalyst video, you guys are doing great lately!!!

  30. fenix2exe on August 26, 2010 at 7:56 am

    all kind of technological advance mankind started to do since ancient times was going step by step now with all the technology that we have available is leaping great distances and knowing that for along time we been depending on oil as a primary “motor” to run our lives make it decrease and higher on it’s value this is a great invention because it doesn’t only will avoid to many waste on earth but it will help people save some money in this tough times when everything is growing higher and there are less chances of progress!!! this is so awesome!
    thanks for the info Mike!!!

  31. madshell on August 26, 2010 at 7:29 am

    nicely organized, very informative. i live in rome, italy, but people there dont care so much about ecology! people in the north, e.g. milan, do though. its like people down in rome are very lazy or smthing… they are 😦

    and in developing countries in bangladesh, where i am now, people are so preoccupied on how to earn a living and feed their family that they dont have the time to care. and does who do have the time are mostly wasting it. people in the upper class are the worst role models and the government is too corrupted… its sad 😦

  32. gnaa93 on August 26, 2010 at 6:40 am

    wow that’s really interesting
    more people should be more concerned about the enviroment…
    Thanks for sharing Mike!



  33. fatimalp on August 26, 2010 at 6:27 am

    wow cool! thanks for sharing Mike! 😉

    The video for The Catalyst is really awesome! I love it so much. Thanks to Joe & all of you guys for this amazing video. great job!
    btw, “The Catalyst” was trending worldwide today! congrats! 😀

  34. skyolker on August 26, 2010 at 6:24 am

    Now they need to figure out how to convert oil (that in the ocean) into plastic. Plastic would be easier to pick up. 🙂

  35. curlylp on August 26, 2010 at 6:15 am

    That’s great! A really great solution! Thanks a lot for sharing this video. 🙂 Btw, The Catalyst music video is… AMAZING!! WOW u guys did an awesome music video for your first single of A Thousand Suns. 😀 It’s awesome and i’m watching it over and over again. LOL 😄 Anyway i like it. 😀

  36. shadowalchemist4 on August 26, 2010 at 6:02 am

    Hey Mike,

    I stayed up until midnight last night to watch the new music video, and it was stunning. You guys really looked like your having fun throwing paint at eachother ^.^ It great that you can make such amazing music and have a blast doing it. I can’t wait to hear what new sounds are in A Thousand Suns.


  37. keineahnung84 on August 26, 2010 at 5:45 am

    nice video, but I doubt that it’s that easy…I really DO wonder what that machine does to all the different additives like plasticizers, uv-absorbers, stabilizers and so on which are mainly responsible for the difficulties in recycling polymers. Once you put them all together like he does it’s rather hard to single out special ones like PE/PET/PP or whatever, leave alone specify the additves used. Most of the additves are toxic and would probably ruin the quality of the oil, so what happens to them? I really do wonder, so if anybody knows, let me know 😉

  38. ErbseLP on August 26, 2010 at 5:37 am

    Wow, amazing. oO

  39. evooba on August 26, 2010 at 5:31 am

    Whoop! Really cool 😀 Thx for sharing ^^

    Needless to say how awesome the video for The Catalyst is. You did an amazing job guys, especially Joe 🙂 I also got Kerrang magazine and read your interview. Nicely said on the “why did you decide to risk and change your sound again” question, yours was really…cool! ATS=fun 😉

  40. minuteforce on August 26, 2010 at 5:14 am

    That’s smart. 🙂

  41. aninhalp on August 26, 2010 at 5:13 am

    OMG!! VERY NICE!! 😀

  42. kelly jean on August 26, 2010 at 5:10 am


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