De Vlaamse Waterweg has awarded Allseas a contract to develop a collection system to prevent plastic entering a weir in Evergem, in the Belgian province of East Flanders. Floating waste is building up in front of the weir, but the current method to remove waste (truck mounted grapple) is inefficient and only targets surface litter. Allseas’ solution passively collects surface and underwater litter, and can easily be emptied when full.
Our efforts have received EU financial backing in the form of a grant under the LIFE programme, the EU’s funding instrument for environmental and climate action. Over the next three years, our “LIFE SouPLess” project aims to support existing waste management processes, and develop and deploy state-of-the-art plastic identification and recovery tools in support of the EU Water Framework Directive.
Read more about Allseas’ river plastics removal project and our sustainability efforts.
More projects in the Benelux by Allseas’ river plastics removal team: a plastic collection system for the Port of Antwerp, a plastic catcher for the Nieuwe Maas river and a study about plastic pollutions in the Verversingskanaal.