Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
Plastics Technology

The Interceptor

Remediation Strategy
Plastic Type
Invention Category
Used?
Included in analysis?
Location Invented
Year*
Description

Effectiveness or Ecological Impact

Non-peer-reviewed Effectiveness

Under optimal operations, the Interceptor can extract 50,000 kilograms of plastic per day. It's maximum conveyor belt extraction rate is 24 kg/s (The Ocean Cleanup: Interceptor, 2019).

References

How it works: The interceptor. (2021, May 6). The Ocean Cleanup. https://theoceancleanup.com/rivers/
Non-peer-reviewed Effectiveness

The Ocean Cleanup: Interceptor. (2019).

 

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