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‘Interceptor’ aims to capture plastics before they hit oceans

The non-profit Ocean Cleanup group says it has developed an autonomous, solar-powered technology that will stop plastic from entering the oceans at its main sources: 1,000 of the most polluted rivers around the world.

The Rotterdam, Netherlands-based group unveiled its invention called Interceptor during an Oct. 26 livestream event.

The technology uses a floating barrier to guide river litter to the mouth of the Interceptor, where a conveyor belt sends it to one of six dumpsters on a separate barge. When the dumpsters are filled with plastic, the barge takes the haul to shore for recycling.

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https://www.plasticsnews.com/news/interceptor-aims-capture-plastics-they-hit-oceans

(Photo credit: Ocean Cleanup)

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