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The Great Bubble Barrier: An effective solution to plastic pollution

Project description

Preventing plastic litter from reaching oceans

Millions of tonnes of harmful plastic waste are released into oceans worldwide, posing a serious risk to organisms of all sizes as well as for ships. Plastic waste causes immense damage to aquatic wildlife and the environment. It represents one of the major global ecological problems that needs to be resolved. The EU-funded Great Bubble Barrier project aims to improve and spread the use of the ‘bubble barrier’, an innovative cost-effective and sustainable barrier made by a bubble screen that can collect plastic waste before it spreads to oceans. The barrier does not prohibit or impede ship movement.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/natural resource management/water management
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/environmental sciences/pollution
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

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Funding Scheme

SME-1 - SME instrument phase 1


Johan Van Hasseltweg 39
1021 KN Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 50 000