Cleaning The Garbage Patch

Published on February 17, 2014 um 09:41

Summary of your idea

The main idea of this project is to clean the garbage patch and recycle the plastics with boats that include conveyor belts that can pull up the plastics without harming plankton and sea life. While the plastics get pulled up a recycling machine will sort the different plastics based on the Archimedes idea. The sorted plastics can be sold on the market so that the project can finance itself and can be profitable in five years. The cleaning will happen with two boats. One boat will start to clean meanwhile the other one goes to shore to empty the recycled plastic.

Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

These garbage patches have a great impact on every living organism on our planet and our goal is to clean the sea and have a healthier environment. Also because these plastics harm the food chains that include human beings. It is important that we dont ignore these garbage patches. We want to minimize the harm that has been done and prevent the environment to deteriorate and hopefully to get back to its normal condition. Secondary, it is also important that it is profitable. The cost of starting this project up is about 100 million USD, but it can finance himself because the recycled plastics that we collect can be sold on the market. The project will be profitable in a period approximately five years.

Plans for implementation and sustainability

Governments who have these patches and the whole world in general, excluding the Third World, can be the main source to finance this project. Industries that use plastic can buy our recycled plastics instead of making new plastics. The business model has been written in the summary.

Your profile

This idea motivates me because it has to do with the future. We need to take care of our planet, because without no planet Earth we are nothing. When I focus on something, I'm very driven to accomplish it. The deterioration of the environment is a worldwide problem and we need to take our responsablilities and try to decrease it and look for a compromise/solution. We also need to look for alternatives that don't harm or harm the environment less.

Stage of Idea

conceptual stage, idea offered for implementation by others

Your idea has a positive impact on

environment, health

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