Technology

Combating plastic pollution requires modern technology.

PFM advocates, tests, and employs technologies in the following areas:

  • Mapping & assessment

  • Certification 

  • Cleanup/collection 

  • Sorting & databasing

  • Microplastic 

  • Alternative Materials

 

MicroPlastic

Dr. Ceri Lewis and team at the University of Exeter have proven an obvious destination for microplastic: in the guts of aquatic animals near the bottom of the food chain.  Do all you fishermen see the ramifications?  Plastic pollution's weakening of the aquatic foodchain means fewer fish, more algal blooms, and ripple effects for agriculture and everyone's food security.  This is why it is imperative to stop and remediate plastic pollution everywhere.

 

Cleanup/Collection

How Plastic Pollution Contaminates the Food Chain

 

The Ocean Cleanup Tackles River Plastic

 

The Ocean Cleanup has been a global leader in cleanup technology for nearly a decade. After multiple deep-water prototypes, they have turned their strategy to address the epic failure of governments to handle stormwater pollution, plastic in particular. They've done the research and identified 1000 rivers where plastic pollution must be dramatically reduced in order to preserve our chances for food and water security into the future.  This video highlights their first deployment in Malaysia with a flair for the dramatic this mission certainly deserves.

 

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