Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
Plastics Technology

Holy Turtle

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

Effectiveness or Ecological Impact

Non-peer-reviewed Effectiveness

Holy Turtle could collect 20 tons of trash in one round (Kotecki, 2018)


SodaStream International Ltd. (n.d.). SodaStream Builds Massive Marine Device to Collect Plastic Waste from the Ocean off the Coast of Honduras. Cision PR Newswire. Retrieved September 6, 2023, from
Non-peer-reviewed Effectiveness

Kotecki, P. (2018). SodaStream built a 1000-foot-long contraption called the “Holy Turtle” to collect plastic from the ocean. Business Insider.


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