Coop Italia removes 42 tons of plastic from the sea

08 November 2022

“Retailer Coop Italia is helping to clear the Italian seas of plastic by installing trash-eating devices, using offshore drones and employing scuba diving teams.

The co-op presented an update on its A sea of ideas for our waters project at the Barcolana Sea Summit, held in Trieste on 5-7 October. The campaign started three years ago and has so far seen the collection of 42 tons of plastic.

With the technical support of Lifegate, a benefit corporation which helps businesses with sustainability, Coop Italia has installed 46 Seabins. These collection bins float in water and can capture around 1.5 kg of waste per day, equal to over 500 kg of debris a year each.”

Read the full article, Coop Italia removes 42 tons of plastic from the sea, by Anca Voinea on Co-operative News (8 November 2022).

Photo by Naja Bertolt Jensen on Unsplash

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