Gallery: Floating Seawer Skyscraper Rids the World’s Oceans of Plastic ...

 
The structure consists of five layers of baleen filters that separate plastic particles and fluids.

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  1. rkearney May 4, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    When are they going to make, and deploy this? It looks wonderful.

  2. appmentor April 25, 2014 at 3:48 am

    What if they could set up a competition between states and provinces to build this in the middle of an inland sea; such as the Salton Sea of California? Or the Great Salt Lake??

  3. aastamaria April 19, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    I think this is wonderful. But how does it make sure that only plastics and trash are sucked in? What if plankton and other animals are filtered and removed from the ocean?

  4. neilfaraway March 25, 2014 at 6:48 am

    lovely idea except it wouldn’t produce power from hydro, you’d have to use solar to pump water down and through. left to its own devices water would just fill the whole structure and come to equilibrium – and the whole thing might sink. kind of like when you put a hole in the bottom of a boat….

  5. neilfaraway March 25, 2014 at 6:48 am

    lovely idea except it wouldn\’t produce power from hydro, you\’d have to use solar to pump water down and through. left to its own devices water would just fill the whole structure and come to equilibrium – and the whole thing might sink. kind of like when you put a hole in the bottom of a boat….

  6. Barrie Jones March 24, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Nice one :) umm.. that’d be a ‘Seascraper’ then? 😉

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