Everwave

Pacific Garbage Screening (previous name)

Strüverweg 116, 52070 Aachen, Germany

Region active

Europe

Non-profit

2016

Activity

Plastic pollution, Marine pollution, Cleanup technology

Description

The focus of award-winning organization Everwave since 2018 has been on preventing plastic from entering the oceans by attending to rivers, moving from their original platform of the oceans to the source of the problem. They use active and passive clean-up technologies to efficiently collect garbage and return it to a sustainable cycle, involving their ‘CollectiX’ garbage collection boats and HiveX river platforms, combined with AI. Cameras and sensors on the boats, on bridges or on drones are used to record images and videos of the plastic waste in the rivers. These are evaluated using AI to understand the composition of the garbage, and identify its sources, in order to take preventative action.