PortBin Trash Trawl – Automated River Waste Litter Collector
for rivers & Tourist Spots
VJ Engineering is the authorized agent of PortBin-SpilLTech, Norway for Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei.
SpillTech has created the TrashTrawl, which collects floating waste in rivers before it reaches the ocean.
Cutting down on single-use plastic and increasing recycling rates are important measures to combat ocean waste. But putting in place procedures to intercept floating waste from rivers is also essential.
Rivers are a main source for ocean waste. Avoiding floating litter from rivers to dilute into the ocean is a proactive approach for reducing an increasing environmental problem.
Based on technology from oil spill response systems, SpillTech has created the PortBin TrashTrawl. The PortBin TrashTrawl tackles waste pollution in rivers by collecting floating garbage in a net.
The PortBin TrashTrawl uses the same principle as oil spill clean-up with high-speed booms which feed the waste into a meshed net. Depending on the amount of floating waste in a river, the net is then emptied on a daily or weekly basis.
The TrashTrawl has a capacity of approximately 1 000 litres. The system has no limits for the width of the river, but it is most effective at water speeds between 0.1 and 2.5 knots. The TrashTrawl is most practically implemented near cities or populated areas containing a level of infrastructure. It does not impede marine traffic.
The TrashTrawl has been deployed in Oslo, Norway, to stop floating waste reaching its refurbished downtown waterfront area. It is one of a series of waste collection products from SpillTech, alongside the PortBin tide for collecting floating waste in ports.
The TrashTrawl is an emission-free and hassle-free solution for collecting floating waste. Deploying the TrashTrawl in a river is much simpler than removing waste once it has reached the ocean.
The TrashTrawl lowers the cost of ocean clean-up considerably and makes public areas cleaner and nicer. It also protects wildlife in rivers and oceans, both in urban and other areas.
Advantages of PortBin Trash Trawl:
- Collecting floating marine waste in rivers.
- Handling various flows, as standard up to 2 knot (3 knot is also available).
- Handling various tidal and water levels.
- Makes the river cleaner.
- Makes public area more pleasant.
- Gives Environmental Credibility.
- Working with nature 24/7. No external energy needed.
- The collecting booms are modular and can be adapted to any river situation without hindering boat traffic.
- Booms are modular and built for permanent use.
- Safe to operate either from the deck or land.