Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
Plastics Technology

Hoola One

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

Effectiveness or Ecological Impact

Non-peer-reviewed Effectiveness

The Hoola One works at 1000 ft2/hour (Hoola One: Get a Quote, n.d.). Assuming it cleans at a depth of 2 inches, it is possible to clean the equivalent of a tennis court in 2 hours (Hoola One: Get a Quote, n.d.). In two weeks, the Hoola One collected 230 pounds of microplastics (Hoola One: the beach microplastic vacuum cleaner, 2021).


Hoola One – We hand the beaches back to nature. (n.d.). Hoola One. Retrieved September 12, 2023, from; Hoola One Microplastic Removal Machine Arrives On Hawaii. (2019, April 25). Big Island Video News.; Mendoza, J. (2019, January 7). Canadian college students built a machine that could soon change Big Island beaches for the better. Hawaii News Now.; Peters, A. (2019, June 21). This giant vacuum is designed to suck up plastic from the beach. Fast Company.
Non-peer-reviewed Effectiveness

Hoola One: Get a Quote. (n.d.). Hoola One. Retrieved November 7, 2022, from; Hoola One: The beach microplastic vacuum cleaner. (2021). Surfertoday.; KITV Web Staff, 2019


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