WHIM architecture is exploring the potential of recycling the plastic pollution in the river the Maas to a new floating landscape.
Marine litter is human-created waste that has deliberately or accidentally been released in a lake, sea, ocean or waterway. The Maas – or Meuse – is a major European river, rising in France and flowing through Belgium and the Netherlands before draining into the North Sea. It has a total length of 925 km.
Rotterdam is the last place the river runs through before it enters the sea. Therefore the Dutch city has a large potential in extracting the river’s floating waste before it reaches the sea and becomes part the
increasing floating oceanic debris.
Large parts of Rotterdam are below sea level but floating landscapes are resistant to flood.
The company is also exploring ways to create islands out of waste material which could then be built on.