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Floating plastic in oceans

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Issue

Water pollution

Damage to nature and environment caused by pollution of water.

The worldwide use of plastic poses a major issue for oceans. A large share of the plastic ends up in the oceans, which is harmful for the ecosystem.

Solution

The Ocean Cleanup

The Ocean Cleanup is an artificial, floating coastline in the ocean that can catch plastic and collect it in a central storage point. Ships pick up the plastic and bring it ashore. Marine life is not disrupted and can swim underneath the floating barriers.

The Ocean Cleanup

Pros

  • It will clean up pollution in a relatively short time, at relatively low costs.

Characteristics

  1. Topic Water quality
  2. Development state 6: System/subsystem model or prototype demonstration in a relevant environment
  3. Water type Sea water
  4. Project period 4-7 years