Santo Domingo, RD
The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the country reported that on Wednesday night the Interceptor 004 left from the port of Rotterdam, a vessel donated by the Netherlands that will intercept the plastics of the Ozama River so that they do not reach the Caribbean Sea.
The vessel, donated by the non-governmental organization of the Netherlands “The Ocean Cleanup”, will arrive in the Dominican Republic to clean up the waters of the Ozama
“It is one of only four boats that exist in the world, with cutting-edge technology to intercept the plastics in the rivers. It will be located in the Ozama and will prevent them from reaching the Caribbean Sea. Its operation will be in charge of the Dominican Navy, ”said the Presidency Minister Gustavo Montalvo in mid-January.
Montalvo said that the gullies that flow into the Ozama and Isabela rivers have already been intervened in 70% with rain and sanitation works.
Ocean Cleanup aims to address the 1,000 most polluting rivers, responsible for approximately 80% of ocean plastic pollution, before the end of 2025.
“Interceptor is the first scalable solution to intercept plastic pollution from rivers and can be implemented worldwide. It is capable of extracting 50,000 kg of garbage per day, even reaching 100,000 kg per day in optimized conditions, ”explains the vessel’s portal.