Floating Island Made Out Of Plastic – Pacific Paradise.
Solar and wave energy will be used to sustain the island and its 500,000 inhabitants.
A spokesman for the project said: ‘The proposal has three main aims; cleaning our oceans
from a gigantic amount of plastic waste; creating new land; and constructing a sustainable habitat.
‘Recycled Island seeks the possibilities to recycle the plastic waste on the spot and to recycle it into a floating entity.’
The Pacific Ocean currently holds the largest amount of plastic waste in the world. Ocean currents keep the plastic in the sea in giant rubbish dumps, which are fatal to sea life.
Sea birds, like the giant Albatross, see the plastic as food and fish too eat smaller pieces of it.
The team plans to recycle plastic on the spot – in the North Pacific Gyre – into hollow, floating blocks.
These will become the foundation blocks to the 10,000 square kilometre (3,861 square mile) island.
Alongside the modern city, planners hope to create a large area preserved for agriculture.
The island will be designed as self-sufficient, providing food and work for the inhabitants.
The spokesman added: ‘Recycled Island should be seen as a unique opportunity to create a new floating habitat from scratch, yet at the same time the ocean is cleaned from a huge part of its plastic pollution.’