The 'Oclean' System Targets Plastic Pollution in the Oceans

By: Michael Hemsworth - Jan 8, 2016
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The level of plastic pollution in the oceans around the world is reaching epidemic levels, so many innovations to help correct the issue like the 'Oclean' System are being observed. Designed to collect ocean waste that's more buoyant than what would otherwise be found in the water (i.e. plastic), the 'Oclean' System sucks in large quantities, removes pollutants and repeats.

One of the potential implications with the 'Oclean' System is the issue of fish being sucked into the system; this is solved by the gentle suction system that allows them to swim out the bottom without being filtered out.

As more consumers focus their attention on plastic pollution, the 'Oclean' System is an innovative concept by the team at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology to help correct the damage done.