Floating Seawer Skyscraper Rids The World’s Oceans Of Plastic While Generating Clean Energy

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Starship Earth: The Big Picture

Wow! Wow! Wow!!! I get very excited when I see promising new technology like this. One of the reasons that the debris from Fukushima is still floating in the oceans is that present-day ships that would be dispatched to the clean-up effort would create more of a mess that is already out there. This is very encouraging! -LW


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Seawer is a self-supported hydroelectric power station that can generate electricity using seawater at the same time that it cleans up plastic waste. The huge structure separates plastic particles and fluids, recycles seawater and releases it back into the ocean.

The structure receives energy from the sun, ocean and plastics and moves slowly from one polluted area to the next. The project received an honorable mention in the 2014 eVolo Skyscraper Competition.

Millions of tons of trash enter the ocean each year and cluster in particular areas of the world’s oceans…

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