Solar-Powered Boat which Can Fight against Climate Change and Clean Plastic Waste in Rivers

Interceptor is a completely solar-powered boat that all electronics on it, including the conveyor belt, shuttle, lights, sensors, data transmission, are solar-powered.

Some eight million tons of plastics enter the world’s oceans every year, from straws tossed into gutters to mismanaged waste from rapidly growing economies, according to US-based group Ocean Conservancy. 80% of plastic wastes comes from 1000 rivers which are resulted in ocean plastic pollution. The Ocean Clean up, a startup that is aimed to tackle plastic in 1000 rivers by 2025 used Interceptor to tackle two global issues climate change and plastic waste crisis. Intercepter serves the needs of the startup in addition to zero-emission.

The Interceptor can extract 50,000 kilograms of plastic per day. In optimal conditions, up to double this amount can be achieved. Thanks to 100% solar-powered system, it can work autonomously 24 hours a day and 7 days per week. 

Interceptor, the solar powered plastic waste collector boat

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