Good News: Australia Found a Way to Save Water From Plastic Pollution and We Can Start Doing the Same

This past summer authorities from the Australian city of Kwinana installed a new filtration system in the Henley Reserve. This system is unbelievably simple and helpful. Both the government and the citizens have already seen the benefits of using it and they’re as content as can be.

It consists of a net that is placed on the outlet of a drainage pipe which helps to catch large debris and protect the environment from contamination.
These pipes drain water from residential areas to natural areas and the trash and litter from these places can be overwhelming and be harmful to the environment. Moreover, this trash is usually washed away by heavy rains which pulls it all down to the drainage systems.
The city authorities started by installing 2 nets and were amazed at the results — their new filtration system managed to catch more than 800 pounds of garbage within several weeks.
So, it has been decided to install these litter “traps” all over the city and minimize the pollution to the wildlife and surrounding environment. Though the installation and the manufacture of these nets cost money (about $10,000 each), the overall system is still quite profitable because they provide significant cost savings going forward
When the nets get full, they are then lifted and the trash is thrown into special garbage collecting trucks and transported to a trash-sorting center. There, it all gets separated into non-recyclable and recyclable material, which then move on for further processing.
The nets are then placed back on the drainage outlets and continue doing their work.


  1. It is very good idea that is why all country should try it .I am dam sure that it will be profitable and saving us from plastic pollution.

    1. Very true n what a concept to control pollution!!

    2. What about fishes in the river?

  2. How does the wildlife get out

  3. You people are impossible to please. You'd bitch about anything. These are storm drains not rivers. There should be no fish. And any wildlife caught in it is likely dead or dying in the event of a flood (you know floods? The reason metropolitan areas have storm drains!)
    If any life is lost in these nets its likely a small fraction of what letting the trash out into the ocean or any other waterway would have caused...

  4. It require regular O & M...otherwise ....

  5. It may not be the best solution for India, We may need lots of employees for changing the net bags too and changing frequency will be very high in Indian Cities. In total, it will be way more expensive for Indian conditions and Indian Municipals dont have high budgets for this too.


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