Bottle Boom Fighting Plastic Pollution & Other Debris

November 3, 2021

Elastec installed a Bottle Boom in a small ditch that runs through the town. Most of the time the ditch is dry, especially in the summer months. However, after a …

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What is the impact of plastic pollution on the ocean?

October 18, 2021

Plastic pollution mostly originates on land and is washed down through ditches, creeks, streams, and rivers and then into the ocean, impacting wildlife and the environment. Billions of pounds of …

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Elastec equipment featured in study on selecting devices to capture plastic pollution

February 16, 2021

Elastec’s equipment (PermaFence, Brute Bin, and Omni Catamaran) was recently featured in a study on plastic pollution control. The paper, titled “Ridding our rivers of plastic: A framework for plastic …

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What are ghost nets?

February 11, 2021

You may have heard the term ghost nets and wondered what it means. Ghost nets are fishing nets that have either been lost or discarded in the ocean. They include …

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How does the cup on the side of the road make it to the ocean?

July 30, 2020

Roadside trash and litter. We’ve all seen it and some of us have even contributed to it. So, what’s the big deal? How does that plastic cup on the side …

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Why is reducing plastic pollution important?

May 29, 2020

Plastic is a part of all of our lives and in almost everything, we come into contact with on a daily basis. Each year over 300 million tons of plastic …

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How does plastic waste affect marine life?

April 28, 2020

Each year, an estimated 14 billion pounds of trash, most of it plastic, finds its way into the world’s oceans. How does this plastic waste affect marine life? Multiple studies …

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How Can We Solve the Plastic Waste Issue at Ground Level?

April 22, 2020

Do you want to do your part to save the planet that we all depend on and help solve the plastic waste issue? Plastic pollution continues to run rampant across …

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Beach Bouncer and Brute Boom being used by 4ocean in Guatemala

March 2, 2020

Elastec’s Beach Bouncer and Brute Boom barriers are being used by 4ocean to help control floating plastic trash and debris in their Guatemala project. 4ocean has been expanding its operations …

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Elastec Brute Bin works with Omni Catamaran to collect floating trash and debris

January 21, 2020

The ELASTEC Brute Bin can be used in conjunction with the Omni Catamaran to empty the basket of floating trash and debris. Stormwater runoff from ditches and streams can carry …

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