The earth is approximately 4.6 billion years old. It took us just 72 years to produce about 9.2 billion tons of plastic. That’s about 176,000 times the weight of the Titanic. About 9% of this was recycled (Geyer et al., 2017). In 2016 alone, around 23 million tons of plastic entered our oceans (Borelle et al., 2020). That’s about 4.4 truckloads of plastic per minute. If we don’t stop there, by 2030 that number could rise to 17 truckloads per minute. Nobody knows exactly how much plastic is currently in our lakes, rivers and seas. According to reliable estimates, it is 196 million tons (Koelmans et al., 2017). 666,000 tons of microplastics are found in the uppermost layer of the oceans alone (Lebreton et al., 2019); the amount of microplastics in the depths of the ocean is unknown. Terrible numbers with catastrophic effects on our ecosystem. Let’s solve the problem instead of continuing to ignore it!
“We will stop the massive pollution of the environment with microplastics and toxic pollutants. A radical and mammoth task – but we have a plan. A very good one in fact.” Roland Damann, CEO
Microplastics enter our ecosystem mainly via surface water and rivers. And this is exactly where we come in: The existing microplastics must be collected and removed on a large scale before they get into our seas. Because plastics are not biodegradable, they break down into smaller and smaller parts. Along with tire debris and fine particles that end up directly in water bodies, the majority of plastics in water bodies and oceans are smaller than 5 millimeters. To take on this challenge, we need to think big. With a highly qualified team of experts and scientists, we will research and develop a macro solution: technically, ecologically and economically. The MicroBubble Cloud®. State-of-the-art, autonomously operating FreeFlow microflotation systems that remove microplastics from surface water, as well as hotspots in lakes, rivers and seas. Purely physical, without chemicals, yet with almost limitless capacity. This is a radical a breakthrough innovation. The origin of the earth is natural; now its salvation must be done scientifically.