Temporary self-sustaining dams to remove plastic pollutants from rivers
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- Efforts to clean the ocean are ultimately pointless if the water coming in from rivers is already full of plastics
- The structure doesn't stop the flow of water downstream and consequently doesn't affect fish population and migration behavior.
- It is a very sustainable model using the energy of moving water to clean itself
- Requires really low supervision to work
- It can be moved from river to river due to its collapsible nature giving it more utility per cost.
- cleaning the rivers makes them usable for irrigation systems improving food security
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