Containership Power Bar Delivers a Message


Design team GIFFIN'TERMEER notes that "Most electronic devices in use everyday are manufactured in one province in China and are delivered to us by containership. People generally do not realize the extreme scale of the infrastructure needed when a single geographic area becomes the primary source; even for things that most people see as insignificant. The largest of these ships hold up to 9,000 40ft containers and are too massive for the Panama Canal. They frequently return to China empty. There is nothing to bring back." TreeHugger also notes that all those wall warts are consuming power- what better way to have this in our face than to turn the banal and ubiquitous power bar into "this ship [which] powers our electronic devices with their cords in its wake" ::Griffintermeer via ::Yanko