The Plastic Hunter

Project Plastic


See recent handout provided by organization (January, 2023): PolyGone Handout_012023


[The following is copied from on November 23, 2022. Check their webpage for updated details.]

The Plastic Hunter

A portable, affordable floating wetland unit that collects and removes microplastic debris from rivers via plant root biofilters.

How it Works

Step 1:

Deploy device in a contaminated river or lake and let microplastics passively adhere to the root filter.

Step 2:

Once saturated, remove the center pad and clean off any sediment adhered to the root filter.

Step 3:

Once cleaned, reinsert the central pad to the frame to continue filtering plastics. Collected sediment will be manageably processed.


Field of Applications