To raise public awareness of the extent of the problem, they made sofas from the plastic collected during the test phase. One of them is on display at the entrance to the Forest plant to raise employee awareness.
The capital is the third place where such a device of the “recycled Island” project is installed, after Rotterdam and the Indonesian island of Ambon.
The plastic collector works by collecting the waste circulating in the canal in a mesh construction, preventing it from ending up in the open sea. Most of the plastic waste floating in the oceans ends up there via rivers.
The Recycled Island Foundation focuses specifically on plastic waste in the first metre below the water’s surface, which is the case for more than 98% of it.