Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
Plastics Technology

Marina Trash Skimmer

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

Effectiveness or Ecological Impact

Non-peer-reviewed Effectiveness

In 2018, it collected 5,885 lbs and 4223 items (Kraimer et al., n.d.).


Faulkner, T. (2019, April 21). Trash Skimmers Collect Plastic Waste in Local Harbors. EcoRI News.; Kraimer, M., Touhey, E., & McLaughlin, D. (n.d.). Clean Ocean Access 2016—2018 Marina Trash Skimmer Report. Clean Ocean Access.; Marina Trash Skimmers. (n.d.). Clean Ocean Access. Retrieved November 7, 2022, from


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