An ingenious invention in a Dutch canal could be one way of helping prevent plastics from entering our oceans.
The Bubble Curtain is generated from a perforated hose placed on the bottom of the canal. The air percolates up through the water and forces plastics up to the surface.
Due to the angle the perforated hose is placed at in the water, once the plastics have hit the surface, they drift to either side of the canal. At the sides of the canal, there are moored boats that can then pick up the trash.
While the invention will not stop plastic getting into our oceans globally, it can offer a solution for locally preventing plastic from entering the sea from our waterways.
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