Floating parks in Rotterdam made from plastic waste

November 7, 2019

The equivalent of one truck of plastic waste is dumped into the ocean every minute, but what if it could be caught and removed before it drifted out to sea?⁠

One solution, called the Recycled Park Project, is being floated in Rotterdam 🙂 The idea is turning plastic waste into islands. Three floating litter traps with nets attached collect litter in the water while volunteers sweep the riverbank. The retrieved plastic is converted into hexagonal building blocks which have been used to build a floating island park in the river itself. The park is open to the community and filled with plants and benches, giving people a new green habitat to enjoy in the city.⁠

Source: The Conversation