The Ocean Cleanup Now Offers More River Interceptors
The nonprofit cleanup crew shows off its newest river tools, the Interceptor Barrier and the Interceptor Tender. The Ocean Cleanup's CEO talks to CNET about plans for 2022 and beyond.
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The Interceptor Barrier is a simple barrier made out of reclaimed plastic that can stretch across a larger variety of rivers, streams and gullies to block floating garbage before it can enter the ocean.
The Interceptor Tender is a smaller crewed boat designed to tend to the Interceptor Barriers and empty out the waste they collect using a large conveyor belt. More agile than the larger Interceptors, it can enter shallow waters that were unreachable before.
I spoke with The Ocean Cleanup's CEO Boyan Slat over Zoom to discuss these new tools and get an update on the current campaign to clean up The Great Pacific Garbage Patch with their ocean cleanup System 002. Watch the video above for more details.