Visit Interceptor 001

May 13, 2020

During our stay in Indonesia we took the opportunity to visit the very first pilot system of The Ocean Cleanup's Interceptor! The system 001 was the first prototype aimed to cleanup floating trash on its way to our oceans and seas. It was deployed in early 2019 in the Cengkareng Drain in Jakarta.

We learned the system captures at the time 60% of the trash in the river and captures +- 2-3T a day. 2 barriers guide the trash into the mouth of the system, one 200m in front of the system, and one attached to the Interceptor.