According to the report of the British "Daily Mail" on June 29th, a team of Dutch scientists is planning a new project. They want to build an island in the Pacific that consists entirely of recycled plastic scrap.
It is reported that the area of â€‹â€‹the island is approximately the size of the Hawaiian island and will use 44 million kilograms of plastic waste around the Pacific Ocean. The area of â€‹â€‹the island built with this plastic waste is about 10,000 square kilometers. After the island is built, it will be self-sufficient and provide food and work for the islanders. Solar energy and wind energy will become the islandâ€™s main energy sources. The 500,000 residents of the island will enjoy a Venetian life.
A spokesperson for the project said: â€œOur project has three purposes: clean up the plastic-contaminated areas of the Pacific Ocean; create a new island; create a sustainable living environment.â€
At present, the Pacific is the most heavily polluted by plastics. There are many large garbage dumps in the oceans, which pose a great threat to marine life. Many seabirds, such as large albatrosses, often use plastic as food. Many fish also eat small plastic tablets.
The project spokesperson added: "The construction of 'Recycling Island' is a process that takes place from scratch. It is our only opportunity, but it can also greatly reduce the pollution in the Pacific Ocean."