Non-Profit Ocean Cleanup Not Only Hits Milestone But ‘Rescues Two Bears’ In Sungai Klang
The Interceptor serves as an addition to the Selangor Maritime Gateway’s initiative of rejuvenating Sungai Klang.
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Non-profit organisation Ocean Cleanup has two interceptors ‘working’ in Sungai Klang for a few years now.
The first was Interceptor 002 and the second was Interceptor 005.
In simple terms, they aim to rid the oceans of plastics and the interceptors work in rivers to prevent plastic wastes from entering oceans.
According to the Ocean Cleanup website, the Interceptor has been designed for mass production for quick deployment in the world’s most polluted rivers.
Together with the local government, the Interceptor served as an addition to the Selangor Maritime Gateway initiative which was aimed at rejuvenating Sungai Klang.
Interceptor 002 was deployed in 2020 while Interceptor 005 is currently in maintenance.
Fun fact: The band Coldplay funded the build and deployment of Interceptor 005. Ocean Cleanup said this was to be the first contributor to the 15m pounds of trash they will remove from rivers as part of the #TeamSeas campaign.
In the most recent update on their Twitter page, Ocean Cleanup informed they hit a milestone as Interceptor 002 has removed over 1,000,000 kilogrammes of trash and two ‘bears’ from Sungai Klang.
This was after 157 offloads of 942 dumpsters.
The ‘bears’ in question are two giant teddy bears which somehow found their way into the piles of trash that ended up in Sungai Klang.
And we wonder why it floods whenever it rains for a few hours.
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