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PLASTIC REEF


Title : Plastic reef
Author : Etienne Fouque
Nationality : French
Year : 2015
Location : North Pacific
Biography : Team Members : Guillaume Rodère, Diego Romero
Type : Special Mention
Scale : Landscape
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North Pacific. Crossing towards the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, an ecological disaster that spreads over 3.43 million square kilometers! Heading towards the PLASTIC REEF. Its principle: to collect the plastic, aggregate it, disintegrate it and revitalize these devastated areas. Majestic cliffs covered with dense vegetation dive into the ocean. When dense pollution is spotted, the basic unit unfolds its tide-thermal columns. Aspirated, the plastic becomes the raw material for drones printers. Scientists then control the repopulation process. Supplied with nutrients from the ocean, vegetation settles in the artificial substrate. Injected at the top of the structure, the bacteria Pestalotiopsis microspora finally breaks down the plastic residues which eventually disappear. Aquatic life goes on and the base, now liberated, can travel seeking for new polluted areas.

Descriptive of Author : Wildlife and research