The Sea Cleaners: A Ship with solar panels and 70 meters long, will start in 2022 to collect the plastic that accumulates in the oceans around the world.
From SOLARNUB we join the concern of misuse of plastic in our society that is causing very serious consequences in our ecosystem.
Recently a studio reveals that each person eats “at least 50,000 particles of micro plastics per year and inhales a similar amount.
To that end, we have loved to echo the following news:
The Manta is a ship with solar panels and powered by wind turbines to collect the plastic islands of the oceans. It is a project of the association The Sea Cleaners
Allianz Global Investors has signed a five-year agreement with the association to develop the ship, because “it fits naturally with the company’s commitment to sustainable investments
The Sea Cleaners: Solar Panels
The new waste collection vessel with 70 meters long, 49 meters wide and 61 meters high, is expected to sail in 2022, “explains the investment group that” will use state-of-the-art technology to collect macro plastic waste in areas of high density such as coastal lines and estuaries before they rupture, disperse and irreversibly damage biodiversity. ”
The ship, which will be powered by wind turbines, solar panels and automated platforms, will conduct state-of-the-art scientific research with open source data provided by The Sea Cleaners.
An energy recovery unit will also use non-recyclable plastics to operate the ship and the factory on board.
Where will they operate?
The development of this vessel will not only allow you to quickly reach the most polluted areas (many along the coast or estuaries and mouths of the 10 major rivers where 90% of the plastic pollution of the ocean comes from), but also in areas contaminated by a recent natural disaster.
Ocean currents and concentration of plastics in the world. Nerea from Bilbao
Project with education on land
The project works to raise awareness among future generations through various activities in schools and fairs about the damages caused by the pollution generated by plastics, “says Allianz GI, meanwhile, from The Sea Cleaners they affirm that the great reach of the boat” does not it only allows you to quickly reach the most polluted areas (many along the coast or estuaries and mouths of the 10 major rivers where 90% of the plastic pollution of the ocean comes from), but also in areas contaminated by a recent natural disaster”.
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