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Four technologies tackling the problem of plastic pollution in rivers

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Four technologies tackling the problem of plastic pollution in rivers
Photo caption:  Mr Trash Wheel collects river plastic in Baltimore

Most ocean plastic starts off in rivers. From bubble curtains to googly-eyed trash wheels, here are four technologies designed to intercept river plastic before it gets to the sea.

Last month The Ocean Cleanup turned its attention to river plastic and launched the Interceptor, a floating device it claims can harvest up to 100,000 kilograms of plastic waste per day.

“To truly rid the oceans of plastic, we need to both clean up the legacy and close the tap, preventing more plastic from reaching the oceans in the first place,” said Boyan Slat […]

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