Innovative fishing out of plastic
At the Doel Dock in Antwerp , ‘Patje Plastic’ fishes out floating waste and plastics so that they don't disperse along the waterways. The installation consists of a floating arm 100 metres long and 1.5 metres deep, which pushes floating waste towards a large waste collector. A series of filters in the collector separates larger waste from smaller waste. And when the container is full? A crane hoists up the containers and takes away the waste. ‘Patje Plastic’ doesn't need electricity, it works on wind, wave and gravity power. The circular design from the Dutch company Allseas is made from 75% recycled plastic.