80% of river plastic stems from 1000 rivers.
Rivers are the main source of ocean plastic pollution.
We aim to tackle plastic in 1000 rivers by 5 years.
Ocean Cleanup introduces the Interceptor, a specially developed solution for river cleanup.
80% OF RIVER PLASTIC STEMS FROM 1000 RIVERS
Rivers are the main source of ocean plastic pollution. They are the arteries that carry waste from land to the ocean. Our research found that 1000 rivers are responsible for roughly 80% of the pollution.
WE AIM TO TACKLE PLASTIC IN 1000 RIVERS IN 5 YEARS
To rid the oceans of plastic, we need to not only clean up what is already out there but also stop new plastic from entering the ocean: we need to close the tap. Working together with government leaders, individuals, and private corporations, our goal is to tackle these 1000 most polluting rivers all over the world, in five years from rollout.
The Interceptor is The Ocean Cleanup’s answer for river plastic waste. It is the first scalable solution to prevent plastic from entering the world’s oceans from rivers.
It is 100% solar-powered, extracts plastic autonomously, and is capable of operating in the majority of the world’s most polluting rivers.
Read about it in The Ocean Cleanup: https://theoceancleanup.com/rivers/
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