(ANSA) – MILAN, 18 JUN – At the height of the Sisto bridge and the Mazzini bridge in Rome, two barriers arrive to intercept the plastic waste before it can reach the sea. The startups Castalia and Seads (Sea Defense Solutions), founded by two young Italians, created them.
Barriers are among the protagonists of the 2021 edition of EXPO Rotary Plastic Free water scheduled from today, June 18, to 20, an initiative shared by numerous Rotary Clubs of the Rotary District 2080, conceived by the Rotary Club Roma Foro Italico, in collaboration with the Lazio Region Office of Purpose Small Municipalities and Rijeka Contracts, Castalia Operations srl, SEADS Sea Defense Solutions, Rio Mare, Marevivo Onlus Association and IYIER Fellowshiph Rotarian of the Yachting Fleet of Rome and finally sponsored by Roma Capitale Municipio I and II, Guardia Costiera Capitaneria di Porto Roma Fiumicino, COREPLA, Foundation for Sustainable Development, Mediterraneum Acquario di Roma.
“Blue barriers – explained Fabio Dalmonte Co-Founder and Managing Director of SEADS – are rigid floating barriers that divert the flow of waste directing it towards a collection basin on the side of the river”. “They have no impact on river fauna and navigation and – he concluded – are suitable for all rivers”.
“We have chosen to support this project from the beginning – added Marianna De Benedictis, Sustainable Development Manager of Rio Mare – and to work together for a common goal, that of limiting plastic pollution in the oceans, by blocking waste directly. in rivers, considering that about 80% of the plastics and microplastics that pour into the seas come from there.
We are very excited to see today the barriers installed for the first time in their final design and in the final materials, an activity that was made possible thanks to our funding and we hope that this demonstration event will lead to their definitive installation on one of our rivers in Italy “. (ANSA).