Interception of Plastic Waste in Rivers before It Reaches an Ocean

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On October 26, the Dutch non-profit “The Ocean Cleanup (TOC)” announced the goal of tackling “… the 1,000 most polluting rivers, responsible for about 80% of ocean plastic pollution, before the end of 2025 …” https://theoceancleanup.com/press/press-releases/the-ocean-cleanup-unveils-plan-to-address-the-main-source-of-ocean-plastic-pollution-rivers/ – TOC unveiled “The Interceptor” a device designed to “… intercept river plastic pollution …” – It would be anchored to a riverbed to utilize the natural flow of the river to catch waste – Its floating barrier would span part of a river so as to not interfere with vessel traffic – OTC also announced it is successfully capturing and collecting plastic in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch with a cleanup system that is currently undergoing performance testing – Summarized by Jack Cooper of the Animal Digestible Food Packaging Initiative – JLC@adfpi.org – Text to 301 384 8287 #SingleUsePlastics #FoodPackaging #PlasticWaste #PlasticPackaging