Floating park built from recycled plastic waste debuts in the Netherlands

Read the full story at Mother Nature Network.

In a futuristic European port city that’s already unleashed trash-eating aquatic dronesto clean up its harbor, you might wonder what could possibly come next in terms of innovative methods of clearing plastic waste from polluted waterways.

Rotterdam-based environmental organization the Recycled Island Foundation is on it.

While impressive-looking floating “litter traps” devised by this fledgling foundation are certainly worthy of recognition, it’s what the group has done with the captured plastic waste post-recovery that’s more notable: they’ve introduced the plastic back into Rotterdam’s bustling harbor as a snazzy floating green space dubbed Recycled Park.

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