Reusing plan for debris floating in the oceans Masuko Recycling waste-reusing system
THE CURRENT SITUATION OF DEBRIS FLOATING IN THE OCEANS:
According to the latest studies, the amount of floating debris in the oceans is above all expectations; it is over 70 million tons only in the Pacific Ocean.
These „garbage islands” are mostly made of contaminated plastic waste and they are not only there because of environmental pollution, but also as a result of environmental disasters, such as hurricanes and floods.
The collection of the huge amount of garbage has grown to be a global issue and more and more attention is directed towards finding the best solutions. In the last couple of years, different solutions have emerged. The most recent solution, which is under testing currently, is the inflatable floating dam system of the Ocean Cleanup program.
The collection seems to be a managable task. However, what needs to be done with the collected marine waste, remains an open question (for all waste, reusing requires complicated technologies).
Generally, collected waste is transferred to a large depot, where it is carefully sorted and pretreated as only sorted sorted waste is suitable for reuse. Such materials are transferred to a processing plant at the place of usage where it is turned into a product or energy through laborious and expensive processes.
Contaminated, not processable waste materials are still mostly burned. Unfortunately, mixed garbage containing plastics go under this last process every time – further polluting the environment.
Solution: the Masuko Recycling Waste reusing system
The most efficient solution to this issue is to think about waste transferred to the shores as a usable material that can be processed immediately and not as waste that needs to be hidden, vanished. The greatest advantage of MASUKO Recycling waste-reusing system is that wastes can be processed without any extra sorting or pretreatment. The essence of the system is that the collected debris is ground onboard the collecting ships and is directly transferred to the processing plants at the shores. The processing plants can create concrete or concrete slabs from the ground waste which can be used locally or elsewhere as well to build for example dams, armour units on breakwaters, noice protection walls or even bicycle roads.
Required units for MASUKO Recycling Waste-reusing system
Special units that can be operated on ocean barges: Waste grinding in two steps:
- A two-axis pre-shredder can create 10-15 cm large pieces from the waste. From that, materials can get to a
- Grinder, that can create 0.2-0.6 cm large particles that are usable for the creation of concrete.
The ground waste can be transferred to the processing plant based on the shore or near the shore, Thanks to the MASUKO Recycling additives, 1 m3 concrete takes up to 0.5-0.8 m3 waste being absolutely waterproof – so that no waste can leak from the concrete mixture. Based on the local needs, either concrete or any concrete structure can be built from the material.