VIDEO: Plastic catcher was launched in the Port of Antwerp
Plastic catcher "Patje Plastic" will prevent plastics and other unwanted floating waste from further spreading via the waterways.
"Patje" has not only been given a name, but also a pair of eyes, because he is an important employee for a series of sustainable projects that Port of Antwerp actively endorses.
This innovative system consists of 75% recycled material, and works on a wind, wave and gravity basis. A floating arm 100 metres long and 1,5 metres deep leads the plastics to the mouth of the plastic trap.