Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
Plastics Technology

AlphaMERS Floating Barrier

Remediation Strategy
Plastic Type
Invention Category
Included in analysis?
Location Invented

Effectiveness or Ecological Impact

Non-peer-reviewed Effectiveness

The floating barrier deployed in Chennai collects 22,000 tons of trash in one year (BW Online Bureau, 2020).


AlphaMERS Ltd. (n.d.). AlphaMERS. Retrieved November 8, 2022, from
Non-peer-reviewed Effectiveness

BW Online Bureau. (2020). Devising Sustainable And Innovative Ways To Clean Up Our Rivers And Lakes. BW Defence.


* Year designates the year invented; if the year invented was unavailable, the earliest year that an article about the technology was published was used.