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This Floating Platform Could Filter the Plastic from our Polluted Oceans

01:00 - 16 July, 2014
This Floating Platform Could Filter the Plastic from our Polluted Oceans, Cortesía de Cristian Ehrmantraut
Cortesía de Cristian Ehrmantraut

"Plastic is an extremely durable material, taking 500 years to biodegrade, yet it's designed to be used for an average of 5 minutes, and so it's thrown away. Few know where this mass of junk will end up ... in the oceans, killing and silently destroying everything, even us."

Cristian Ehrmantraut has developed a prototype for a floating platform that filters the ocean and absorbs plastic. Located 4 km from the coast of Easter Island, close to the center of the mega-vortex of plastic located in the South Pacific, the tetrahedral platform performs a kind of dialysis, allowing the natural environment to be recovered as well as energy and food to be produced.