Clean up any plastic litter as early as possible
Do not delay until tomorrow what you can do today. This is especially true when it comes to keeping plastic waste out of our environment. The most difficult and hence the worst place to remove plastic waste from the environment is the plastic soup. After all, its area is gigantic and spreads across the oceans, outside of territorial waters. That is why no single specific country feels responsible to clean it. And even if such would be the case, this requires the effort of far more than one country, taking into account the size and complexity of the problem. For that reason, we should remove any plastic waste out of the environment as soon as possible, and at the latest before its enters the sea via a riverine estuary.
For this purpose we cooperate with specialists and focus on specific cleaning actions. To remove plastic pollution from a river before it enters the sea via its estuary, technology and engineering will need to lend us a helping hand.
Despite all the research already done and the installations already designed and built, additional research is still necessary to create a system that is capable to effectively and efficiently catch and remove plastic pollution from a big river such as the Scheldt or Rhine before it reaches the open sea.