'Manta' boat takes on world's ocean trash

(SOUNDBITE) (French) FRANCO-SWISS SKIPPER AND FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN OF THE NGO "THE SEACLEANERS", YVAN BOURGNON, SAYS: "With three or four hundred of these boats you could collect a third of the world's pollution."
This boat recycles marine litter on board
It could become a functioning prototype by 2024
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and help clear debris that pollutes the world's oceans
(SOUNDBITE) (French) FRANCO-SWISS SKIPPER AND FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN OF THE NGO "THE SEACLEANERS", YVAN BOURGNON, SAYS: "The Manta is a 56-meter-long sea giant that can gather over a width of 46 meters and it almost weighs Two thousand tons. It can be used 250 days a year to collect five to ten thousand tons of plastic a year. That's between one and two tons of waste an hour, so those numbers are pretty high. With three or four With hundreds of these boats you could collect a third of the world's pollution. It's not enough, but by multiplying these types of initiatives, smaller boats, and other solutions, we can remove part of the problem. "
It is also 70% energy self-sufficient
Melting plastic on board creates gas
that drives a turbine and generates electricity
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The Manta is a 56-meter-long lake giant that can collect over a width of 46 meters and weighs almost 2000 tons. It is used 250 days a year to collect 5,000 to 10,000 tons of plastic per year. That's between one and two tons of waste per hour, so those numbers are pretty high. With 300 or 400 of these boats, you could collect a third of the world's pollution. It is not enough, but by multiplying these types of initiatives - smaller boats and other solutions - we can eliminate part of the problem.
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