Designing the machine: How to return beaches back to their natural ecosystem.


2019 see’s us developing our machine. We believe the only way to tackle a truly global problem it to create a global solution. Thats why we are creating our biggest, meanest soldier in the fight against ocean plastics yet.

This machine will be created with a number of criteria in mind…
1. To be universally towed by a horse, quad bike, UTV, 4 x 4, and tractor.
2. To create negligible environmental impact, outweighed by the removal of plastic from the ecosystem.
3. To be able to remove all plastic between 0.065mm and 5mm and to make it far easier to remove above 5mm.
4. To be efficient and quick, allowing us to recover the plastic deposited in the Plastic Accumulation Zone (PAZ) on a beach.

This machine will not only be able to sort and process nurdles. But using a nano-plastic separator be able to remove plastic down to 0.065mm in size. We currently create hand powered trommel sieves, these are brilliant and generate huge engagement with the public anytime they’re down the beach. They are light and durable, perfect for hard to reach beaches and offer a solution to confined pollution on small and medium sized beaches. 

We need to create a machine to deal with the most severe pollution on the largest beaches. Each version will get better until we create a machine capable of cleaning any sandy beach.

Machine Version 1: Will be created to remove the most serious pollution in the South of England – Watergate Bay (North Cornwall), Tregantle Beach (East Cornwall), and Hayling Island (Southampton) back to their original ecological state.

Machine Version 2: Will incorporate a plough or brush, to triple the area cleaned in one beach visit.

Machine Version 3: Will introduce our revolutionary nano-plastic recovery, to capture plastics as small as sand.

Machine Version 4: We will introduce our separation method, to get separate all plastics from organic material (sticks and seaweed).

Our machine is sketched out – keep an eye on our Facebook page for the Computer Aided Designs (CAD) in the coming few weeks!