The Trash Island

The Trash Island

We’ve all heard about the trash island. But as the old saying goes, out of sight out of mind. The trash island keeps growing, constantly picking up trash, plastics and debris so that it is now almost the size of the Queensland, that’s 1.8 million square kilometres. And, it does not stop there. National Geographic described the Great Pacific Garbage Patch as extremely dangerous for marine life. 

As trash enters into our oceans, they are caught in Gyres, large patches of ocean where ocean currents move in large circles, and the plastics and debris become trapped. With more and more plastic entering our oceans every day and our stormwater systems being the one of the highest contributors. We need to be implement, planning and utilising the great pollutant removal systems available today. Gross pollutants traps reduce the plastic output of a single catchment area by almost 100%. We need to continue to develop our stormwater treatment and management systems implemented in council areas until plastic, trash and debris removal systems are more common.

At Protector, we are doing everything possible to ensure that this can happen. From our state of the art gross pollutant trap, The EcoProtector, that captures almost all gross pollutants whilst removing sediments  and oils to our sustainable Fibre reinforced polymers material that have a long lifespan and chemical resistant and waterproof features. Our systems are designed to be the most cost effective solution to our plastic pollution problem. With one of the least cost heavy systems over the life of the load whilst still being constructed to the highest quality in house we are doing everything possible to help! Our EcoProtector system uses our advanced screening, oil capture and hydrodynamic separation processes to ensure that we can slowly reduce the amount of trash in the ocean as much we can.

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