Indonesia has an ambitious goal to reduce marine plastic litter by 70% by 2025. One strategy to reach that goal is to use technology to prevent waste from escaping from land, through rivers and into the ocean. Indonesia’s Ministry of Maritime Investment Coordination, the Netherlands’ Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management and Ocean Cleanup, an international non-profit project developing and scaling up technology to remove plastic from the oceans, today signed a joint declaration. did. The Ocean Cleanup aims to expand river cleaning efforts in Indonesia, according to a release.
Following the expiry of the agreement signed on July 12, 2017 between the Ministry of Maritime Coordination of the Republic of Indonesia and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment of the Netherlands for a pilot project for river purification in the Jakarta region, other existing agreements between the two countries have been terminated. After due consideration and taking into account the positive results of the joint research project with Interceptor 001 in Jakarta, both government agencies have approved the deployment of a river purification system in Indonesia by The Ocean Cleanup.
Ocean Cleanup has received support from national, regional and local governments, international organizations and third parties including the private sector and potential funders to achieve its goal of deploying additional interceptor solutions in the Republic of Indonesia. ask for
For each river purification system, implementation arrangements will be discussed and agreed upon between relevant implementing agencies.
Ocean Cleanup is an international non-profit project that develops and scales up technologies to remove plastic from the world’s oceans. They aim to achieve this goal by taking a two-pronged approach: stopping the inflow from rivers and cleaning up what has already accumulated in the ocean. develops large-scale systems to efficiently concentrate plastics for periodic removal. This plastic is tracked and traced through DNV’s CoC model to prove its claim of origin when recycled into new products. To close off river taps, The Ocean Cleanup has developed a portfolio of interceptor solutions that stop and extract river plastics before they reach the ocean. Founded by Boyan Slat in 2013, The Ocean Cleanup currently employs a multidisciplinary team of about 130 people. The foundation is based in Rotterdam, Netherlands and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.