Bubble Curtain Prevents Plastics From Entering The Ocean

Plastic floating in the ocean
Plastic floating in the ocean

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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Sam Helmy is a TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer, and PADI Staff and Trimix Instructor. Diving for 28 years, a dive pro for 14, I have traveled extensively chasing my passion for diving. I am passionate about everything diving, with a keen interest in exploration, Sharks and big stuff, Photography and Decompression theory. Diving is definitely the one and only passion that has stayed with me my whole life! Sam is a Staff Writer for DeeperBlue.com