Collecting Debris in Skagerrak, the North Sea
By Editor On July 12, 2010

 

The plastic is hidden in the grass among seaweed and driftwood. Sometimes you have to dig deep in the sand to release fishing nets and long plastic ropes. Sometimes it feels like the sand dunes hide more plastic than we can ever remove.



The rocks are slippery and the terrain is difficult to cross with your hands full. The operation to load the heavy sacks into the boat takes a long time.



A day's work results in a huge pile of plastic, collected from just a few square meters of coastline. It is a good day's work, but cleaning up the whole coast is close to a sisyphean task.



Back in the harbor after a whole day at just one narrow cove of the Bohuslän archipelago. A great amount of plastic debris, nearly 40 sacks, has been loaded from the boat. One of the sacks is now on its way to the Electrolux design studio. The first Vac from the Sea is soon to be created.

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Dear gatherers of north sea debris. Are you part of a recycling collective or concerned locals or part of Electrolux. It doesn't say anything about you, the heros that do the back-breaking stuff. I think there's massive employment potential around the Vac from the sea initiative. Let me know your thoughts by posting up here. Cheers and well done!
Posted by maddy | Date July 21, 2010
 
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