From Trash to Fish

This project receives the 2020 BSLA Design Award

In recent years, with the depletion of land resources and the development of science and technology, people have gradually turned their attention to the ocean. Various technologies for developing marine energy sources have emerged one after another. However, people may not realize that the ocean has become the world's largest garbage dump. Every year, millions of tons of garbage are poured into the sea. With the convergence of ocean currents, five garbage belts have been formed, and area of the largest garbage belt has exceeded the area of Europe.

Due to the influence of the Mozambican ocean currents, marine debris in the Indian Ocean gradually gathered on the west side of the island of Madagascar, seriously affecting the local ecological environment, fishery and tourism, which undoubtedly impacted the development of the African country which was lagging behind.

This project aims to find a simple but powerful way which can be sustainable and also help local people alleviate poverty. Available raw materials are very convenient for locals and the decentralized recycling process provides local infrastructure for the construction industry. When the marine environment is gradually purified, this original device can be used to build marine fisheries, providing a sustainable strategy for the local economy.