AQUATIC STRUCTURE FOR COLLECTION OF MICROPLASTICS FROM THE OCEANS

MUYUK

Description MUYUK

430 tons of plastic bottles are discarded per day in Lima and Callao, and only 1,200 tons are recycled per month. Large amounts of polluting waste that are invading our seas, and the fragmentation of these into microplastics, directly affects humans and marine fauna, as well as the fishing industry and aquaculture.

For this reason, Reactor has created Muyuk, a floating structure capable of sucking waste between 1 and 25 mm, to then be poured into a filter that will trap microplastics and aqueous liquids.

IMPACT: This project will generate a positive impact on the fishing sector by recovering polluted areas, on the marine ecosystem and on the health of consumers of products derived from fishing. Likewise, it seeks to raise awareness in the country about the pollution of which we are all participants.

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