Interception of Plastic Waste in Rivers before It Reaches an Ocean

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 …” – 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 - - Text to 301 384 8287 #SingleUsePlastics #FoodPackaging #PlasticWaste #PlasticPackaging