For four months, with their help, “caught” more than 370 kilograms of waste.
Plastic waste entering water bodies is a global environmental problem, the scale of which increases every year. They try to fight it with different methods, and sometimes the simplest ones turn out to be the most effective.
In the summer of 2018, the world’s media attention attracted the small Australian city of Quinan, in which they invented attaching drainage networks that trash garbage to sewage pipes.
Production and installation of networks cost the city about 20 thousand dollars, they were installed on the border between the reserve and residential areas, from where storm drains brought waste. When the nets are filled, they are emptied with a crane.
In the first four months after installation, the network “caught” more than 370 kilograms of garbage. The waste was sorted, a part was crushed, a part was sent for recycling. No animals in the network fell.
The city authorities consider the project very successful and plan to install several more similar networks in 2019.