Boat targets plastic

4Ocean (, a nautical cleanup company in Boca Raton, has unveiled its Ocean Plastic Recovery Vessel, a 135-foot vessel to handle large-scale gathering of plastic and trash at domestic and international locations. The group’s mission is to clean up shoreline plastic while booms collect plastic debris. This will create reclamation projects in large areas, cleaning up the ocean and river deltas to make those areas functionable, usable and sustainable. A Bobcat excavator uses a custom claw and hook on the front with teeth, leaving behind dirt and grabbing only plastic. With so much plastic in the water, the company’s job is to collect as much of it as possible, installing booms and employing locals to service and maintain the booms long-term.

Andrea Richard
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