Protecting the environment should be on everyone’s mind in 2017. From major factories to small grocery stores, the environment is at risk more and more every year thanks to the improper disposal of certain items and other common pollutants.
Across the globe, our air, water, and land have been extremely damaged by pollutants over the years. Plastic bags, for instance, make up more than 10% of all the washed-up debris that pollutes the U.S. coastline, and that’s just one common type of plastic waste.
Although cutting back on unnecessary disposal of certain items and being more environmentally conscious in general can help the environment, technology also plays a major role in helping shape the environment — for the better, and for the worst.
According to the Manila Standard, a Filipino-American has developed a technological device that can significantly reduce pollution emitted from vehicles, power generators, and ships.
The “Power-Up” fuel combustor, a device created by George de Guzman, will fight against the dangers of manmade pollution.
A retired Lockheed Martin Corp. logistics officer, Jun Pedery from Bethesda, recently sat down with de Guzman to talk about the anti-pollution invention.
“I was so impressed during the actual demonstration of the device that there was practically no pollution [that] was emitted from the vehicle that was newly installed with Power-Up,” Pedery told the Manila Standard.
Now, Pedery hopes to spread awareness of the anti-pollution device across the United States.
“When I go back to the U.S., I will tell my friends about ‘Power-Up’ and possibly introduce the device to some prospective investors to look into the possibility of bringing the invention in America,” Pedery added.
Currently, de Guzman has sold roughly 9,000 Power-Up devices.