Clean Sea Solutions AS (est. Jan 2018) is a Norwegian Ocean Tech company that develops innovative solutions to prevent and reduce plastic waste in the sea. Our products are designed to collect plastic waste in and below the water surface in lakes, canals, rivers and river mouths, harbors, marinas, and other waterfront areas.
The problem we are working to solve
Between 4,8 and 12,7 million tons of plastic ends in the oceans every year, the main problem is the release of plastic waste into the ocean through waterways, rivers, harbor areas, and other areas close to the coast.
The solution is to gather the waste in the water bodies close to the polluting sources by a moving or stationary floating device with a practical and right-sized collecting and storage system.
The increased focus on plastic waste in the ocean specifically, and the protection of the environment in general, leads cities and other waterway owners to search for new cleaning options. Several do this manually or with crudely adapted boats. The response from the market is that this kind of collection system – its size, focus area, operation mode, and autonomous operation mode – fits the need of many cities.
The Clean Sea Aqua Drone is an all-electric, autonomous floating waste-collecting Aqua drone, combining robotic technology with modern and efficient design with the purpose of capturing plastic waste in the water surface, and built to be easily emptied. Providing clean waters in ports, marinas, and waterways, protecting marine habitats. Added value stream mapping and data collection
The Clean Sea Flexi Pods are flexible and attractive modular floating docks with built-in autonomous waste collectors and internal collection pools, designed to keep marinas and private waterfront estates clean from floating plastic waste and thus reduce the inflow of waste into the open seas
Plastic waste will be collected before it is dissolved or reaches the high seas. The effect can be measured in the volume of plastic collected.
We are advancing the Sustainable Development Goals, especially SDG14 (Life Below Water) by contributing to reducing plastic pollution and contributing to the sustainability of the ocean - SDG6 (Clean Water Sanitation) by improving the quality and sustainability of water resources by addressing the impact of plastic waste inflow.
Focus of activities
Our focus of business is an area identified for maximum effectiveness; Rivers, river mouths, harbors, marinas, resorts, and waterfront urban development areas. Especially the Mediterranean region, where significant resources have been allocated to France, Spain, and Italy through the Mediterranean Action Plan. This market is estimated to increase to 10.2% by 2024, compared to 8% in 2018. Africa is another priority region where 70 million metric tons of waste are generated each year, but only 10 percent is collected. By 2025, over
160 million metric tons of waste will be generated annually, and much of it will end up in the sea due to a lack of proper waste treatment.
We believe, based on current trends that 5 years from now, every waterfront area with human activity will either have an active cleaning system for its waters or a strong push to install such a system. Where no regulations or laws exist or are effective, NGOs and other stakeholders will demand and support the installation of a system. Public demand will play a major role in resorts and other private waterfront areas. Clean waters and environmentally friendly solutions will become a competitive advantage within an increasing number of business areas