Articles – One City and One Individual Collecting Trash from Oceans and Sewage

One of the problems of trash is the among of it leaving the streets and into the water ways. Thousands of pounds are slipping past us with or without us realizing it. Companies, cities, organizations, and individuals are coming up with solutions that makes collecting trash easier for everyone. How they do it are unique to each other.

The city of Kwinana focus on the sewerage where waste leaves near water way. By using nets to test how many pounds of trash could be collected. To see the results from these tests, click on the link below.

City of Kwinana initiative nets impressive results

Meanwhile a man named Boyan Slat focuses on cleaning up the oceans and figuring out ways to capture the trash before it arrives to the ocean. He founded and runs The Ocean Cleanup project. He started the project in 2018. His goal is for his company to clean up 90% of ocean plastic pollution. He lean how their project work and their progress, you can visit the article and their website below

Ocean Cleanup steams out to sea in test run to clean Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The Ocean Cleanup official website

Articles – Plogging in Pune and Mysuru

In 2016, the concept of plogging formed in Sweden. Over the years, it spreads to countries. People and organizations come together to clean up their streets that contains trash. Two cities in India particularly are starting to have their streets trash-free through plogging. In Pune, a group of youngsters have collected 30,000 kg of trash over a four month time period. In Mysuru, the city has ran the first-ever ploggathon earlier this month, and collected over 400 kg of single-use plastic waste.

More details on these groups and their mission can be found be clicking on the links below.

Pune: Ploggers clean Mutha’s banks one stretch at a time

On a mission to clean Mysuru, citizens go plogging