In the summer of 2018 the authorities in the Australian city of Kwinana installed a filtration system in the Henley Reserve. The system whilst being unbelievable simple is very effective and the citizens have already seen the benefits.
The filter is simply a net covering the end of a drainage pipe that catches debris and prevents contamination.
The drainage pipes drain water from residential areas and the large amount of trash and litter from these places can pollute the environment quite a it. What’s worse is that rain usually washes all this trash into the drainage systems.
They first started with using 2 nets, but after seeing the amazing results they decided to use these nets all over the city.
The traps all over the city now protect the wildlife and environment. The costs of these nets cost around 10,000$, this might not seem like a small sum but the cost savings in the future are quite worth it.
After the nets become full, they are lifted and taken by trucks to a trash-sorting center. The center than sorts the trash on recyclable and non-recyclable and then the trash gets transported for further processing.
The nets are then placed on the drainage outlets and continue to trap trash.
The filters prove that simple solutions can have big impacts on the environment and humanity.