CLEAN TRASH - Marine Litter Collection System
Over 80% of marine litter is estimated to originate from land-based sources, one of the main contributors being river sources. To combat this issue, Naval has created and developed the CLEAN (CLAIM’s Litter Entrapping Autonomous Network) TRASH (Tactical Recovery Accumulation System Hellas ) system to collect detrimental marine litter and marine debris from river mouths. The marine litter collection system is an unparalleled and highly-efficient solution to manually managing and removing marine litter from river mouths before the litter can enter into a larger body of water where the litter causes negative effects on the marine environments and where plastics break into micro and macro-plastics dramatically affecting marine life and marine ecosystems. The system has a highly efficient storage design with multiple levels that can be changed when filled.
Systems are designed to meet location characteristics, and are capable to be designed in a variety of shapes and sizes to meet the demand at hand.
Every installation is tailor-made and strategically planned in order for the system to operate with the highest efficiency and effectiveness while addressing the scale of the issue:
System components are custom-built and designed to properly address the environment, location and river of every installation.
Operations generally follow a tested and structured format, with litter removal dependent on litter volumes in the river. This results in minimal operating costs and a reduction of the need for physical attendance by operators for long periods
The system can be continuously operated, monitored and utilized to collect and compile a litter information database regarding the volume of litter exiting the river and the correlations of these volumes to weather and river fluctuations.