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 pollution capture device selection,” covers the issue of floating marine debris and plastic pollution and selection of devices to capture it. The PermaFence containment boom …

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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 traditional fishing nets, gill nets, and lobster and crab pots. These nets, primarily made of plastic material, are left drifting in the water where they …

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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 of the road make it all the way to the ocean and what can be done about it? Litter thrown out of a car window …

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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 is produced and more than 8 million tons of plastic trash finds its way into the world’s oceans. The bulk of this pollution is made …

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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 have been performed showing that this plastic pollution from plastic bags to microplastics is causing a huge disruption in the ecosystem. It has been estimated …

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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 the globe. It’s particularly a problem in bodies of water. Despite this unfortunate reality, there’s plenty that you can do to make a difference and …

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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 in Guatemala to access some of Central America’s most polluted rivers. Their mission is to help end the ocean plastic crisis and stop the inflow …

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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 floating trash and debris with it to rivers and the ocean. The Brute Bin was designed to collect these floatables before they reach waterways. Everyday trash …

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Elastec mentioned on the Resilient Forward podcast

January 17, 2020

Elastec received a mention on the “Resilient Forward” podcast while discussing water pollution. Emilio Lopez, of SOP Technologies, mentioned how the ELASTEC Omni Catamaran is one of the tools being used to collect floating trash, debris and dead fish in canals and waterways. The mention of Elastec begins at around the 12:20 mark. SOP Technologies …

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White County CEO Program and Elastec teaming up for community cleanup event

January 14, 2020

The White County CEO Program and Elastec will be teaming up on Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for The Green Project. The Green Project is to sell a sample bag of sustainable, green products to people in and around White County. This business also offers t-shirts, silent auction items, and …

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