How to remove microplastics from LA river
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PROJECT PLASTIC


#nomoreplastic




600M tons of plastic located in the world's oceans.
80%  of them enter via rivers.

Once in the water, plastics break down into small pieces
that are almost impossible to detect or collect.








We offer natural solutions
to get rid of microplastics
in the rivers.










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The Plastic Hunter






A portable and affordable floating wetland unit that collects and removes microplastic debris from rivers via plant root biofilters.

Laminated structures made of composting pad, porous planting membrane, and fiberglass frame to support plant growth.

Modular form designed to be easily connected to a form a network.

How to Deploy







STEP 1


Plastic Hunter pad deployed in polluted river.



















STEP 2


Microplastic fragments adhere to plant roots over time until they become saturated.


















STEP 3



Once saturated, the removable planting membrane is lifted from the water, while a fine net underneath the pad prevents microplastics from re-entering the river.














STEP 4


The contaminated plant matter is removed from the pad, and is safely managed in secure facilities.















STEP 5



A new pad is then applied to the plastic hunter frame with fresh plants to continue entrapping microplastic pollutants.





Check Our Design Project →

Plastic Plastic


This is a year-long design proposal that aims to address the scale and impact of aquatic plastics in the context of a city. It imagined that plastic pollutants can be consolidated into a manageable and perceptible scale. Focusing on the Pacific garbage patch and the mouth of the LA river as sites of intervention, this thesis speculates upon the development of novel architectural systems for the extraction and long term storage of aquatic plastic pollutants. 

Once implemented, our sites serve to consolidate plastic sediments from vast geographies of minute fragments, into a dense nucleation of plastic landscapes and architecture. Through its continued growth and mutation, the site becomes a lifeform for the accumulation and eventual digestion of plastic pollutants. As societies gradually transition away from plastics, towards less harmful alternatives, we anticipate the growth of the site to stagnate, transforming it into an artifact of bygone plastic consumption, all the while locking away plastics within the dense fabric of the city.