Plastic Pollution Prevention and Collection Technology Inventory Search
Catamaran fitted with a conveyor belt collects debris from seas, straits and bays.
Boom made of PVC pipe floaters and galvanized steel catching nets collects surface plastics up to 60 cm deep.
Combination of oil and magnetite powder binds microplastics for extraction with a magnet.
Vacuums approximately three gallons of sand and debris per minute into a tank that separates particles by buoyancy, allowing for plastic separation and removal.
Tubes placed diagonally across the bottom of the waterway create a bubble barrier by pumping air, creating a current that brings debris to the surface and guides it to a catchment system.
Low-cost transponders allow fishers to locate and recover lost nets.
Sensors allow port authorities to certify the amount of ship waste reported, in comparison to the volume reported to MARPOL inspectors.
Balls placed in the laundry machine capture microfibers shed when washing synthetic fibers.
Water filter on laundry machines captures microfibers when water is drained through the machine.
Solar-powered vessel with conveyor belts collects floating debris.
Solar-powered catamaran autonomously extracts floating plastics from rivers, using barriers and a conveyor belt.
Vessels place GPS units on ghost nets to mark them for collection.
Uses satellite imagery to detect major garbage patches in oceans; uses numerical models and machine learning to identify optimum routes for cleaning up garbage patches.
Floating litter trap uses a bypass flap to leverage water flow and pressure to capture and trap floating litter.
Mesh net system uses water flow to capture and remove trash, floatables, and solids from stormwater and wastewater.
Jellyfish mucus (secreted when they reproduce or become stressed) captures and binds to nano-sized particles, removing microplastics from wastewater.
1,000-foot-long floating unit is towed by two marine vessels and captures floating waste; large vent hole protects marine life.
Drone modeled after a whale shark skims the water and collects floating debris.
Remote-controlled robot collects garbage from waterways.
Remotely operated vehicle uses infrared light to detect, photograph, and help remove microplastics from waterways.