The most dangerous form of pollution for water is when water gets contaminated with plastic. Huge amount of plastic waste dumped into the water bodies drastically pollutes the quality of water and even impacts the lives of flora and fauna thriving in water. The freshwater constitutes a really small fraction of all the water available on our planet earth. Three-fourth portion of the earth is covered with water but only 2.5% of it is fresh and drinkable as the rest of it is sea water which has high salt content and is not drinkable.
So it becomes lot more serious to conserve this limited amount of freshwater from pollution given the fact that the most degrading form of water pollution is plastic pollution.
But friends you don’t need to stress about the issue and you can relax because the land of kangaroos, ‘Australia’ has found an innovatively easy and helpful way to overcome this issue of plastic pollution.
The authorities at the Henley Reserve, Kwinana, Australia devised a new filtration system this summer. This new filtration technology is simple and easy and can be easily used for preventing hazardous plastic to pollute water in a very effective way. Moreover this novel filtration technology can be applied to any system.
The fitting of the system is lot more simpler. The filtration system consists of a huge net which is applied on the mouth of a drainage pipe. The net catches all the plastic waste and debris in it and forwards the water without any plastic waste.
Another attribute of this novel filtration technology is that it can be used for residential purpose as well. Initially the trial for the filtration system started with the installation of only two nets by the Australian authorities and positive results were achieved. As per the reports the two nets caught around 800 pounds of plastic waste within a span of few weeks.
Water crisis is one of the hot topics around the world and in such a critical situation it becomes lot more important to address the issue by coming up with feasible and out of the box ideas. Amidst such difficult times when access to safe portable drinking water is nothing less than a privilege, this new filtration technology has come across as a boon for the mankind because of its simplicity and feasibility.
Once the filtration nets are completely full, workers lift up the nets, vacate the trapped debris and fix them again. The accumulated garbage is dumped into the garbage trucks and is sent for further processing to the processing plants.
Impressed with the positive outcomes, the Australian authorities have taken the decision of installing such nets all over the city because of the simplicity as well as affordability of the system.
Plastics are non-biodegradable and thus remain into the environment for a long period of time causing immense harm to the environment. The other countries of the world should also take inspiration from this novel filtration system and apply the same.