The Seabin is a collection bucket that is fixed to a dock with a water pump running on shore power. The pump creates a flow of water that forces all floating rubbish and debris to be filtered in a natural fibre bag, before pumping the water back out.

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The CTU-system collects rubbish with floating booms and is suitable for placement in rivers. The system is modular and similar in concept to the Bandalong Litter Trap. The litter moves from the collection booms on a conveyor belt to a sorting module, where organic and plastic material can be separated.

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Plastic Fish Tower

The Plastic Fish Tower is a futuristic concept that uses negative pressure to collects plastic from the plastic soup in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The goal is to process the plastic on site.

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Nash Run Trash Trap

The Nash Run Trash Trap is an easily-applied system in which a metal cage construction is used to collect garbage in fast-flowing rivers or streams.

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Mr. Trashwheel

Mr. Trashwheel is a rubbish-collecting water wheel which uses hydropower and solar energy to deposit litter in a container. It is installed on the Jones Falls river in Baltimore and has collected more than thousand tons of litter since 2014.

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Remote Particle Monitoring

The Remote Particle Monitoring is an autonomous operating floater, that uses floating tentacles to fish for rubbish on the water surface. This method is extremely passive and has very little effect on the surface of the ocean.

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Bandalong Litter Trap

The Bandalong Litter Trap is a rubbish collection system that uses the current in rivers and streams. Floating rubbish is directed through collection booms into a central collection unit, ensuring that the litter does not end up in the ocean. The Bandalong Litter Trap has been placed worldwide for decades and is in essence copied a lot.

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Phanerochaete chrysosporium

The breakdown of polycarbonate (PC) is possible once the mould Phanerochaete chrysosporium has undergone a specific treatment.

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Galleria mellonella

Certain substances in the digestive tract of the Galleria mellonella caterpillar break down polyethylene. These caterpillars can therefore eat and digest this kind of plastic.

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Aspergillus tubingensis fungus

This study by Khan (2017) shows that the mould Aspergillus tubingensis contributes to a quicker breakdown of polyester polyurethane.