Your green world: contribute to this vessel cleans rivers and canals

plastic soup cleaning vessel

Contrary to the commonly-held belief that plastic takes 500 to 1,000 years to decomposes, researchers now report that the hard plastic polystyrene begins to break down in the ocean within one year, releasing potentially toxic bisphenol A (BPA) and other chemicals into the water…”

Entrepreneur De Waard started the Foundation SarasWater and now introduces a vessel that cleans rivers and canals from plastics. While snorkeling on vacation, he was astonished by the amount of plastics in the water.

The Foundation needs 20,000 euros to develop a prototype which can catch plastic particles to 2 millimeters to big parts. 

Link to the crowdfunding platform

When he has realized the $ 20,000 crowdfunding, a Consultant in Rotterdam will spent another $ 10,000 on top. The total target amount of the project is 40,000 euros.

Sail Amsterdam

Presentation of the vessel will be at Sail Amsterdam, summer 2015. The river IJ in Amsterdam, and maybe also the canals will be cleaned. By cleaning at such events, the Foundation hopes to earn enough money for further development. The goal is to ultimately develop a full vessel that can be used in rivers and the sea. See the impression of the ‘Y Columbus’:

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