CityTree – Air Filter for Solve Air Pollution Issue in the Cities

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), air pollution is one of the most frequent causes of premature death in the world with seven million annually making it the main environmental risk of our time.

The planting of trees is not always a viable solution, especially now that the space within the cities is increasingly reduced due to the population that exists in the urban agglomerations.

For 2050, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities so achieving a viable form both economically and in practice is vitally important. To meet this challenge, the company Green City Solutions created a project made by German designers who use moss to combat air pollution.

Moss fulfils the function of a natural filter thanks to its ability to capture and store all polluting particles in the air and to use them as nutrients for their growth. This particular moss, is cultivated in a specialized farm in the city of Dresden.

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Green City Solutions founders

Benefits of installing a City Tree in your city

The City Tree has a square frame of metallic color of about 40 meters of height, inside there is a cultivation of moss leaves without trunk above a movable structure. Each of these synthetic trees is capable of consuming 250 grams of particulates in the air per day and will capture 240 metric tons of CO2 per year, just as 275 trees would.

This project is already being implemented in several metropolises around the globe such as: Modena, Oslo, Hong Kong, Glasgow, Brussels and several German cities, each with specific conditions for the way to combat pollution works.

Hopefully the governments of other countries take the initiative and awareness to implement this kind of projects to clean up the air of cities

The Ocean Clean Up -A Solution to Get Rid of Plastic Trash in the Sea

According to the NGO Plastic Oceans the propagation of plastic products in the last 70 years has been surprising. We are now producing closely 300 million tons of plastic every year, half of which is for single use. More than 8 million tons of plastic is dumped into our oceans every year.

The initiative that aims to end with the ocean waste is called The Ocean Clean Up. They are like barriers (large) that prevent floating debris from following the natural course of global marine currents. Placed in strategic points, these barriers would capture a large part of the floating matter that passes through where there is one of these.

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The Ocean Clean Up Prototype

The Ocean Clean Up technology will be able to block and catch plastic trash on the sea meanwhile the pipe is also able to follow the wave stream in the form of U-shape. Once there some plastics caught by the floater, and then a vessel of the Ocean Clean Up will come and take the whole trash using a pump and belt.

After cleaning up the trash from the sea surface, it will save the sea species from danger. Meanwhile, the plastic garbage will be collected and then it will be recycled to be converted into high-quality products such as chairs, cell phone, car bumper, toys, sunglasses, and much more.

They currently have a prototype installed in the North Pacific. The operational design, however, is believed to be operational until the mid-2018.