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  • Blue Barriers: how to stop plastic waste from reaching the sea
    At a glance 1 min

    Blue Barriers: how to stop plastic waste from reaching the sea

    SEADS (Sea Defense Solutions) has joined forces with Italian and Scottish teams to develop a system christened “Blue Barriers” aimed at collecting plastic waste in rivers, before it is able to reach t...

  • Rotterdam: a floating park made from plastic waste
    At a glance 1 min

    Rotterdam: a floating park made from plastic waste

    Entirely made from plastic waste recovered in the city’s port, Rotterdam’s floating park, called “Recycled Park” is a pioneer in urban planning and the circular economy. Launched by the WHIM archit...

  • Sea Bubble, the electric taxi boat that flies over water
    At a glance 2 min

    Sea Bubble, the electric taxi boat that flies over water

    No waves, no emissions, no noise is how sailor Alain Thébault sums up his invention, the Sea Bubble, a small electric taxi boat that promises to revolutionise urban transport by using  rivers in citie...

  • Giant kitesurf kites for towing boats
    At a glance 2 min

    Giant kitesurf kites for towing boats

    Yves Parlier came up with the idea of a Kitesurf kite towing after being dismasted during his 3rd participation in the Vendée Globe in 2000. An experienced navigator, he owed his survival to his ingen...