{"won":false,"dspId":null} Good News: Australia Found a Way to Save Water From Plastic Pollution and We Can Start Doing the Same - Break.com

Good News: Australia Found a Way to Save Water From Plastic Pollution and We Can Start Doing the Same

Articles Apr 19, 2019 11:31

This past summer authorities from the Australian city of Kwinana installed a new filtration system in the Henley Reserve. This system is unbelievably simple and helpful. Both the government and the citizens have already seen the benefits of using it and they’re as content as can be.

 Loves innovations, especially those that are environmentally friendly, and would like to tell you all about this new brilliant invention.

Good News: Australia Found a Way to Save Water From Plastic Pollution and We Can Start Doing the Same

It consists of a net that is placed on the outlet of a drainage pipe which helps to catch large debris and protect the environment from contamination.

Good News: Australia Found a Way to Save Water From Plastic Pollution and We Can Start Doing the Same

Good News: Australia Found a Way to Save Water From Plastic Pollution and We Can Start Doing the Same

Good News: Australia Found a Way to Save Water From Plastic Pollution and We Can Start Doing the Same

These pipes drain water from residential areas to natural areas and the trash and litter from these places can be overwhelming and be harmful to the environment. Moreover, this trash is usually washed away by heavy rains which pulls it all down to the drainage systems.

Good News: Australia Found a Way to Save Water From Plastic Pollution and We Can Start Doing the Same

The city authorities started by installing 2 nets and were amazed at the results — their new filtration system managed to catch more than 800 pounds of garbage within several weeks.

Good News: Australia Found a Way to Save Water From Plastic Pollution and We Can Start Doing the Same

So, it has been decided to install these litter “traps” all over the city and minimize the pollution to the wildlife and surrounding environment. Though the installation and the manufacture of these nets cost money (about $10,000 each), the overall system is still quite profitable because they provide significant cost savings going forward. For example, they now save on the labor costs that they previously had to pay for people who would collect all the litter manually.

Good News: Australia Found a Way to Save Water From Plastic Pollution and We Can Start Doing the Same

Good News: Australia Found a Way to Save Water From Plastic Pollution and We Can Start Doing the Same

When the nets get full, they are then lifted and the trash is thrown into special garbage collecting trucks and transported to a trash-sorting center. There, it all gets separated into non-recyclable and recyclable material, which then move on for further processing.

Good News: Australia Found a Way to Save Water From Plastic Pollution and We Can Start Doing the Same

The nets are then placed back on the drainage outlets and continue doing their work.

Good News: Australia Found a Way to Save Water From Plastic Pollution and We Can Start Doing the Same

This new filtration system proves once again that small things matter and that focusing on them can have a big and positive impact on the environment and humanity in general.

What innovative things has your country come up with? Please share them with us in the comments!

Preview photo credit CITY OF KWINANA / FACEBOOK, Old Castle Infrastructure, Storm Water Systems

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