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Breaking: Ocean Trash Cleanup Solved?

March 29, 2013

Who says humans can’t come up with a workable device for cleaning plastic and garbage from the ocean? I’d say this dude, who has affixed a net to his SUP paddle, has nailed it, no?


The EnviroNet is about 10 inches long and six inches wide and temporarily attaches to any paddle using a bungee cord. It’s easy to use and doesn’t interfere with paddling. All paddleboarders have to do is fasten the net to the paddle, put a basket on their board to put the trash in and they are all set to clean up the coast.

Since inventing the EnviroNet, Captain Macias has made it his mission to pick up more trash and recruit others to help him. He even made a pledge not to cut his beard until he collected 2,200 pounds of ocean trash! Nine-inches of facial hair later (about a year in real time), he made his goal.

Just need a few million SUP-ers to adopt this thing and we might see a dent in the problem. And a lot of long beards.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. daleypublications permalink
    March 29, 2013 7:58 am

    Reblogged this on and commented:
    The only energy it takes is….your own.

  2. April 3, 2013 12:08 pm

    Reblogged this on smellsandspices and commented:
    Reminds me of my dad

  3. Stacie Bray / Bryan Toomey permalink
    September 24, 2013 4:58 pm

    Do you have the paddle boards to help clean up the trash in the ocean? We would love to help out with the problem

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