The collected litter is then recycled and turned into more floating parks. Brilliant!
This floating park functions as a litter trap, preventing plastic waste from entering the sea
Plastic waste often enters the sea via rivers, and once it’s entered the sea it’s hard to retrieve and becomes part of the plastic soup. Recycled Park developed a system that captures floating waste in rivers and ports before it reaches the sea, and recycles the trash to make more floating parks.
Recycled Park developed a system that captures the floating waste in rivers and ports
This innovative new floating park in Rotterdam Harbour functions as a litter trap, preventing plastic waste from entering the sea. Plastic waste often enters the sea via rivers. Once it’s entered the sea it is very difficult to retrieve and breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces, becoming part of the plastic soup.
Recycled Park developed a system that captures the floating waste in rivers and ports. Litter traps were placed in strategic points along the river bank in Rotterdam.The traps capture and then contain floating litter. The retrieved waste stays inside the trap until emptied for recycling purposes. When the traps are emptied, the waste is sorted and recycled, and new building blocks are created.
The building blocks are designed in such a way that not only can nature grow on top, but the bottom of the platform will have a rough finish where water plants can have surface on which to grow and fish a place to lay their eggs.
The parks are being installed in Rotterdam and expand the city in the greenest way. The river Meuse in Rotterdam is one of Europe’s foremost rivers that transports waste from the continent into the sea. Thanks to Recycled park, this influx of waste is now effectively blocked.
In Rotterdam there is the desire to soften the majority of hard concrete shores. The demolition of the existing shores and replacing them by natural slopes is an expensive adjustment. The floating green structures can provide an efficient alternative.
With a variation in height and depth, floating platforms can be situated to provide new green areas in and on the water. In and along the green shores fish, birds and other organism can nest and breed. Additionally a combination with accessible city parks is possible, with the green shores as attractive public space.
You can now support Recycled Park!
You can contribute in finding the best recycle technique and the realisation of the prototype by supporting via donation or sponsoring. With the realisation of the prototype we expect the necessarily interest to continue the plastic retrieval fundamentally and to upscale Recycled Park.