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PACIFIC GARBAGE SCREENING
PACIFIC GARBAGE SCREENING is an innovative aproach to clean up the oceans without harming ocean life.
The PGS platform is floating and positioned within estauries or the marine garbage patches. Fast-moving ocean currents drag floating plastic particles as deep as 30 meters under the water surface. We use the fact that plastic particles have a lower density than water and would float on the surface – if the ocean currents were less strong. The expanding form of the PACIFIC GARBAGE SCREENING platform, along with a system of canals, located underwater, calm the ocean currents within the platform. That allows plastic particles to float up to the surface with their natural draft. Once on the surface, the plastic can easily be collected and skimmed. Nets or other filter systems, which could endanger ocean life, are not necessary. Once the ocean plastic is successfully collected, our vision is to convert the waste into energy and biodegradable plastic by the combination of different biological and technical processes.