Photocredit: Hortense Le Calvez & Mathieu Goussin
RECOVER MICRO, MESO AND MACRO PLASTIC RESOURCES FROM THE GLOBAL OCEAN
WHY: We can recover plastic pollution floating on the surface and in the water column of the circular oceanic currents and convert it into valuable products.
HOW: We use bio-robots to extract the plastic and bring it back to a Floating, Eco-Extraction, Upcycling, Offloading vessel (FEUO) where it is sorted, studied and processed (upcycled/recycled) at high seas.
WHAT: Regenerative Oceanic Biomimetic Robots –ROBiots– considers “garbage patch,” “plastic soup,” and “plastic smog” pollution of water bodies to be descriptive of deposits of human-occurring waste plastic from which valuable resources can be profitably recovered. ROBiots are bio-intelligent autonomous submersible robots to recover these wasted resources.
WE EAT OUR OWN PLASTIC WASTE!
There are 5 trillion pieces of waste plastic weighing 269,000 metric tons or 269 million kilos or 593 million pounds floating on the surface and in the water column of the world’s oceans.
Marine life ingests these plastics and perish.
Fish ingest plastic and end up on our plates.
UpGyres has created an integrative approach to RECOVER, manage, treat and upcycle plastic waste from the oceans.
UpGyres is designing and developing the technology, equipment, and methodology to collect plastic pollution from the surface and water column of the global ocean with bio-robots.
UpGyres will integrate oceanic plastic harvesting with zero-emission, zero-fuel sea-to-port transport.
Regenerative Ocean Plastic Recovery for Re-Utilization Ocean Products and Services
Regenerative Ocean Plastic Recovery Process Design Flow
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