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Sat Jul 28, 2018, 10:54 AM

Floating park built from recycled plastic waste debuts in the Netherlands



In a futuristic European port city that's already unleashed trash-eating aquatic drones to clean up its harbor, you might wonder what could possibly come next in terms of innovative methods of clearing plastic waste from polluted waterways.

Rotterdam-based environmental organization the Recycled Island Foundation is on it.

While impressive-looking floating "litter traps" devised by this fledgling foundation are certainly worthy of recognition, it's what the group has done with the captured plastic waste post-recovery that's more notable: they've introduced the plastic back into Rotterdam's bustling harbor as a snazzy floating green space dubbed Recycled Park.

Functioning mostly as a lushly planted offshore refuge for urban wildlife that's only partially accessible to people, Recycled Park stretches 1,500 square feet across a chain of interlinking hexagonal platforms constructed from recycled plastic and anchored to the harbor floor. Staggered at different heights, the platforms buoyant garden beds, really are planted with different types of vegetation geared to attract a range of critters including nesting aquatic birds. The whole beautiful spread is captured in the video below.



https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/recycling/blogs/floating-park-built-recycled-plastic-waste-debuts-netherlands

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demmiblue Jul 2018 OP
Achilleaze Jul 2018 #1
Omaha Steve Jul 2018 #4
AnotherDreamWeaver Jul 2018 #2
onethatcares Jul 2018 #3
Hekate Jul 2018 #5
smirkymonkey Jul 2018 #6
Demovictory9 Jul 2018 #7

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2018, 11:28 AM

1. Excellent. The Dems should put lots of projects like this on the agenda

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Response to Achilleaze (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 28, 2018, 03:38 PM

4. This


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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2018, 01:31 PM

2. K&R, nt

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2018, 02:21 PM

3. great idea.

should also be manufactured as raised beds for gardens. Less trees used and urban settings and roof tops would be places to start.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2018, 03:46 PM

5. The Dutch are amazing

Thanks for this!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2018, 04:29 PM

6. Very cool!

The Europeans are ahead of us in so many ways already.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2018, 04:35 PM

7. i love that the park is really for wildlife

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