Every day, an incredible amount of waste ends up in the water, where it causes great damage to the environment and people. Waste can be captured before it reaches the oceans. However, current solutions only reach a small part of the river or hinder shipping and fish migration. We have developed an elegant solution that blocks plastic but allows ships and fish to pass: a barrier of air bubbles.
Air is pumped through a perforated tube at the bottom of the waterway, creating air bubbles. Those air bubbles form a bubble screen that stops plastic throughout the water column and moves it to the surface. The diagonal placement of the Bubble Barrier in the waterway then guides plastic pollution towards the side and into the collection system.