Celebrate Life Below Water. Eat Blue

A twenty-year-old chemistry student is designing a magnet to capture microplastics as water flows past it.

Fionn Ferreira realized that “oil could be used to attract plastic.” The student has designed a magnetic liquid that has proven to be 87% effective at removing microplastics from water. Expanding on his initial research, Ferreira is designing a device small enough to fit inside waterpipes to continuously extract plastic fragments as water flows through them. He has also been working on a system compatible with ships so they can extract plastics on the oceans.

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Eat Blue

Eat Blue is an educational platform which aims to celebrate life below water and the people who make a difference. Our multimedia approach/campaign explores the depths of ocean optimism and seafood sustainability that connects consumers to the stories that matter.