Bolina Booms’ permanent floating debris booms are deployed on natural waterways, canals, reservoirs and such like to collect floating debris or to keep debris away from water inlets or water catchment installations.
The screens stop all kinds of floating debris: both debris of natural origin (leaves, dead or uprooted aquatic plants, branches and even entire trees) and debris that ended up in the water as a result of human action (plastics, packaging materials, poles and boards, polystyrene foam and insulation materials, tyres, empty bottles and pots). All of this debris collects up against the debris booms.
In other words, anything that floats sooner or later ends up against the booms.
Recent years have also witnessed a major shift in the way the booms are being used. Whereas previously the booms were largely used to turn away floating debris and to have it run off along with the main flow, nowadays they are increasingly used to collect and remove floating debris from our waterways. This allows for the debris to then be evacuated and recycled in a duly responsible manner. After all, over 80% of the ‘plastic soup’ in our oceans derives from waterways. This increased awareness has ushered in an important change in people’s mindsets. Proof positive being the fact that Ocean Clean-up® uses Bolina Booms’ floating debris booms.