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Mechanism of Litter traps

According to www.ecocitizenaustralia.com.
These site specific sediment traps, which work silently around the clock in their Suited for most
waterways wider than 2 metres, these traps operate regardless of water levels, and do not impede
water flow or cause flooding.Litter and sediment traps also typically have security fittings to
prevent vandalism, and rubbish cannot be dislodged once it is trapped. The Bandalong litter trap
is constructed with aluminium and high density polyethylene environmental crusade, hold large
amounts of rubbish patiently until its eventual removal. (HDPE), and is preassembled offsite for
efficient installation.

According to www.brighthubengineering.com
Litter traps at entrances to waterways are formed by sumps that are adequate in size to take up
the designed storm water inflow. The water will enter these sumps through large detachable
screens or litter baskets that function as litter traps. The litter that the stormwater has collected
during its journey through stormwater drains will get trapped in the baskets. These baskets need
to be cleaned at regular intervals, more so during times of rain or snow.

According to www.bandalong.com.

The Bandalong Litter Trap floats on waterways, given buoyancy by exceptionally strong and
durable polyethylene pipes. The unit is held in place by chains attached to ground anchors or
fitted to rider poles for canal installations. Outspread collection booms direct floating litter
through a one-way gate into the trap where it is retained ready for removal. Re-entrainment is
prevented by a system of counterweights and paddles that close the entry gate when the water
flow ceases or there is a change in flow direction due to tide or wind. A polyethylene side skirt
beneath the waterline prevents debris escaping under the main floats.
Facts and Figures
according to Lebreton, L. C. M. They estimate that between 1.15 and 2.41 million tonnes of
plastic waste currently enters the ocean every year from rivers, with over 74% of emissions
occurring between May and October. The top 20 polluting rivers, mostly located in Asia,
account for 67% of the global total.

In 1997 Charles Moore discovered where most of it has accumulated - in the middle of our ocean.
It's a garbage patch so big that the state of Texas can fit into it twice. The Great Pacific Garbage
Patch.There are five major garbage patches in the world. The Pacific garbage patch, which is the
largest of the five, is located 1,000 miles northeast of Hawaii. In some places, the patch can reach
depths of up to 90 feet.This patch consists of about 3.5 million tons of trash such as light bulbs,
Styrofoam cups, plastic bags, bottle caps, Popsicle sticks, bottle, cans, fishing gear, nets, buoys,
and even toothbrushes. Plastic makes up over 80% of the garbage floating around in the Great
Pacific Garbage Patch because even though plastic can break down, it can never decompose and
biodegrade fully. Therefore, it builds up very quickly, especially considering the fact that people
all over the world use plastic in everyday non-usable items, such as water bottles. That means
every plastic ounce that humans have made is still on this planet today, whether the pieces are
microscopic or not. There are about 46,000 particles of plastic per every square kilometer in the
ocean.