Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
Plastics Technology

StormTrap TrashTrap

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

Effectiveness or Ecological Impact

Non-peer-reviewed Effectiveness

StormTrap/TrashTrap has a removal efficiency of 97% (TrashTrap, 2020).

Peer-reviewed Effectiveness

It captured 110 total tons of plastic and on average, removes 750 lbs of plastic (Fischer & Turner, 2003).


TrashTrap: Capture floatables with innovative netting systems. (n.d.). Stormtrap. Retrieved September 5, 2023, from TrashTrap Floatables Collection System Guide Specification. (2018).
Non-peer-reviewed Effectiveness

TrashTrap. (2020). Stormtrap.

Peer-reviewed Effectiveness

Fischer, R., & Turner, R. (2003). A Good Haul. Water Environment & Technology, 15(4), 56–59.


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