Plastics and the Environment

8 amazing solutions to stop plastic flowing into the world’s oceans

'Preserving rivers is crucial to maintaining sustainable ecosystems,' says a project scientist with the Benioff Ocean Initiative. Image: Unsplash/Ant Rozetsky

Johnny Wood

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the total plastic collected so far by the Clean Currents Coalition is 135, 185 kg
These projects are also helping to create behavioural change by educating people about pollution. Image: Clean Currents Coalition
Projects capturing plastic waste across the world
The Clean Currents Coalition has 8 key projects operating across the world. Image: Clean Currents Coalition
this collection wheel can move large amounts of plastic waste out of rivers
A collection wheel lifts plastic waste from a collection point on the Citarum River. Image: Clean Currents Coalition

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image showing outstretched booms with nets attached catch debris floating on the Lat Phrao Canal
Outstretched booms with nets attached catch debris floating on the Lat Phrao Canal. Image: Clean Currents Coalition
this trap helps to clean Vietnam's Song Hong River
Locally designed, inexpensive traps help clean Vietnam's Song Hong River Image: Clean Currents Coalition
A floating boom with a metal screen attached captures plastic waste in Mexico
A floating boom with a metal screen attached captures plastic waste in Mexico. Image: Clean Currents Coalition
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