Pacific Garbage Screening – Cleaning up the Oceans

Tuesday, May 02, 2017, 6:30pm

Marcella Hansch

Globally, plastic continues to play a big role as a cheap and light-weight packaging material. Right now, approximately 225 million tons of plastic are produced every year – and production keeps increasing rapidly. That is exactly the cause for one of the greatest environmental problems of our time. More than 10 percent of this plastic end up in the world's oceans. Calculated per day, this represents 350 tons of plastic waste that imperil the ecosystem and the entirety of life on our planet.

Pacific Garbage Screening delivers a visionary solution to the pollution problem of plasic waste in the oceans. This is based on an innovative idea paired with a functional architecture. An autarchic platform, which is anchored within the ocean garbage patch, collects plastic particles from the oceans and then utilizes them as a source of raw material. The idea of the project is furthermore scientifically supported by the Pacific Garbage Screening association, which develops, adapts and brings to realization a concept for the protection of the environment and the world's oceans. Another goal of Marcella Hansch's award-winning project is to also draw attention to the issue and thereby hopefully minimize the causes for marine pollution in the future.

In addition, a small photo exhibition on the topic of the project will be shown in the foyer of Ford hall

Where? Ford hall, SuperC, Templergraben 57
Who? Marcella Hansch, Architect, RWTH-Alumna
Registration not needed
Admission free of charge