Five years ago, Claar-els van Delft began to suspect that plastic waste on the beach at Katwijk in the Netherland did not come from visitors, or the sea, but from the mouth of a nearby river.
“We started picking up litter and we noticed, near the river entrance, pieces that came from fresh water – all kinds of plastic,” she says. “Tampon sheaths, brush bristles, but also crisp packages, drink packages, everything.”
Sure enough, when volunteers sifted through …
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Original title: ‘Incredibly promising’: the bubble barrier extracting plastic from a Dutch river