Plastics and the Environment

These innovations are pulling plastic pollution out of rivers to stop it reaching our ocean. Here’s how

8 million tonnes of plastic pollution ends up in our oceans every year. Image: RiverRecycle

Simon Torkington

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A white and red device floating in water.
A single section of the TrashBoom, with the plastic floats and mesh sections visible. Image: Plastic Fischer
Workers removing plastic from polluted rivers in Indonesia.
A TrashBoom in operation on the heavily polluted Citarum River in Bandung, Indonesia. Image: Plastic Fischer

Infographic showing benefits of reduction plastic pollution.
RiverRecycle aims to dramatically reduce waste while benefiting host communities economically. Image: RiverRecycle

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