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Fishing for Litter Project: Cleaning Plastic Waste from Rivers by Katharina Manz [Videos]

Fishing for Litter is a concept project to collect plastic litter out of rivers before they reach the ocean. It’s like a barrier network that consists of 3 parts: barrier catchers, pickup vessel, and cleaning stations. Dedicated for Central Europe, the barrier catchers can be positioned close to the river outfall of the Elbe river where there’s a cleaning station located close to the northern and southern riverbanks, and a pickup vessel will collect waste from the catchers, delivering it to the designated area.

The floating barrier network system features a length of 1km and a width of 1.5km, this is enough to cover a vast area of the river to make sure most of plastic waste/debris is caught. Around this area, catchers can be positioned within every 150m.

Designer : Katharina Manz

Fishing for Litter by Katharina Manz

Fishing for Litter by Katharina Manz

How Fishing for Litter works?
The barrier catchers would be filled with plastic waste and it has to be physically extracted via a vessel. An ocean sweeper is a good solution to transport plastic out of those catchers into the cleaning station. There’s a conveyor belt system that would automatically filter plastic out of the water, and when it’s done, a small vessel would carry that waste to the designated area to be processed further.

Fishing for Litter by Katharina Manz

Fishing for Litter by Katharina Manz

Fishing for Litter by Katharina Manz

Fishing for Litter by Katharina Manz

Fishing for Litter Project: Cleaning Plastic Waste from Rivers by Katharina Manz [Videos] is originally posted on Tuvie - Modern Industrial Design

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