Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
Plastics Technology


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

Effectiveness or Ecological Impact

Non-peer-reviewed Effectiveness

MariClean runs for 8-10 operating hours per day. It's maximum weight of payload (non-plastic and plastic waste) is 4.8 tons and its maximum range is 300nm. The team hopes that vessel can assist in cleaning the majority of plastic waste (98%) in the Malacca strait (Mulder et al. n.d.).


Echavez, J. (2020, May 20). MariClean: A Sustainable Marine Litter Clean-up Vessel. Unite Ideas, United Nations.
Non-peer-reviewed Effectiveness

Mulder, C., McGreer, D., Mikkelsen, J., McKesson, C., Jelovica, J., & Stana, V. (n.d.). MariClean: Marine Debris Cleaning Vessel. Retrieved February 6, 2023, from


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