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Industrial solutions for macro plastics collection & recycling

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million tons of plastics waste ends up in seas every year

6.5 billion tons of plastics produced since the 1950s


of plastics is recycled


of plastics is burned


of plastics end up in landfill or environement

ReCleanSea’s Objectives

Collect macro-plastics before they reach the deep sea

Recycle marine plastics

Promote circular economy and DFR (Design From Recycling)

Tools under development

Collector in river or costal currents
A collector can be anchored in river, esturaies or currents. It will be manned by local communities and the collected trash will be managed locally.
Collector towed by local ships
A collector can be towed by two boats sailing side by side to maintain the collector’s mouth open. Once the collector is full, one of the ship release the collector and pull up the trash accumulated in the net.
Ship fitted with collector and recycling machine
A single ship tows and operates the collector. The ship is fitted with a recycling machine and able to work in full autonomy. Such a ship is useful to clean specific pollutions after monsoons, hurricanes, tsunamis or in heavily polluted areas because of trash accumulated by currents…
Ship fitted with recycling machine only
A ship is fitted with a recycling plant and sail from one hot spot to the other to proceed trash. The waste is collected by local communities on beaches or with local means and ships in coastal areas. When the area is cleared, the ship can sail to a new location for another collection and recycling campaign.

Collect – Recycle – Reuse

"The ReCleanSea project is the kind of audacious and significant projects we need to help clean-up the oceans. I'm proud to help and advise the Puremar Challenge that's associated with it."

Yves Parlier, LibertyKite®
16 June 2018

Meet us at Open Swim Stars Paris

In conjunction with our sister project Puremar, ReCleanSea will demonstrate a small version of the floating trash collection net in the Bassin de la Villette in Paris, in the afternoon of Saturday, June 16, during the Open Swim Stars competition.
9 June 2018

Testing a micro collector in a French harbor on the Atlantic coast

The Puremar Challenge uses a mini version of the ReCleanSea collector, based on the Thomsea nets. The small collector was tested for the first time in the harbor of Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie on June 9.

Founding members

Macro-plastics visible effect on marine life: a sea turtle lays her eggs on Christmas island and the babies hatch among plastic trash. Source: Dailymotion video.

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