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H2OPE River Whale® waste collector

Capturing waste in rivers before it reaches the ocean

January 2021
Gallery H2OPE River Whale® waste collector 1
Gallery H2OPE River Whale® waste collector 1
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Identification

The River Whale® Solution captures waste in rivers before it reaches the ocean.

Ocean plastic is a huge threat to marine life and is increasingly high on the political agenda. 80% of waste discharged in oceans originates from land, meaning pollution must be stopped before reaching the mouth of rivers. The H2OPE River Whale® provide an innovative waste collection solution to capture plastic in rivers. This Solution is specifically designed to capture floating and immersed waste carried along in rivers. The River Whale® is a static cleaning device, acting as a fully autonomous natural dam for plastic, using no other energy than the strength of the current. Easily installed and able to operate 24 hours a day, a network of River Whales® is able to capture 80 to 90% of plastic waste, which can then be sent to waste management and recycling sectors. The Solution helps to protect rivers, oceans and allow waste to be captured at an early stage, thus preserving its recycling potential.

Label Date January 2021
By H2OPE
From France
Maturity stage Prototype testing in the real world
Looking For Network, new clients, visibility, funding, partners, credibility

Sectors - Value chain - Application

Sectors
Applications
Design, Power & Produce
Package & Distribute
Use & Efficiency
Value Chain Steps
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02.

The environmental benefits

  • A network of River Whales can catch up to 90% of the aquatic waste
  • One River Whale can stop the equivalent of 500,000 plastic straws in 2 months
  • Removing plastic protects biodiversity and can be recycled after extraction
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The Financial benefits

  • A River Whale® costs as little as 1 car parking space per day
  • River Whale® captures plastic which can be recycled. Recycled plastic is 300€/t to 800€/t less expensive that virgin plastic.
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Activity Region

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Europe

France,

  • Headquarters
  • Activity
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Company Profile

H2OPE

H2OPE is proposing innovative solutions and services to capture waste in the rivers and fight against ocean pollution.

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Headquarters 67118 Geispolsheim, France
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