Succesful installation of CLAIM TRASH System
After the successful field testing of a TRASH prototype in December 2018, a prototype developed throughout 2018 through the CLAIM Horizon 2020 project, the TRASH system was successfully installed in February 2019, into the mouth of the Kifissos river in Piraeus, Greece, and activated to begin marine litter recovery operations. Scheduled to continuously operate until the end of March 2019, the system will actively corral, collect and contain marine litter exiting the Kifissos river 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Collected litter is periodically removed and sustainably processed resulting in a major reduction of marine litter introduced from the Kifissos River into the Saronic Gulf. The system not only collects marine litter but also important data regarding the volume and types of litter carried by the Kifissos river to the sea.
Link to the video of the installation!
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