CLEANING UP THE RIVER TRASH - Is This Idea Even Feasible?

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CLEANING UP THE RIVER TRASH - Is This Idea Even Feasible?

Postby TristranandIsolde » Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:44 pm

A burning barge? Many burning barges?

(Just thinking out loud).

A barge, safely designed, funded by some NGO, that would stop by riverbanks, get properly trained and outfitted (heavy gloves and rubber boots) staff to pick up trash, say, for 1,000 riel per kg.

Then it goes downwind along the river and treats and burns the trash off in a say a large, riverborne incinerator.

Yes, there'd be more smoke than Kuwait post-Iraqi invasion, but after a couple of years, the river trash could be gone!

Is this riverborne incinerator even possible? I imagine a 3- or 4-legged "water tank" with each leg supported by floats. The container would be replaceable with excess use/heat, and would hold say chemical treatments and inject just enough fuel, air, and spark to keep a safe burn going all the time.

Is that idea feasible? Is there a better river trash clean up idea?

It could look something like this, but not exactly ...

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Just trying to defy all stereotypes and thinking out loud.
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Re: CLEANING UP THE RIVER TRASH - Is This Idea Even Feasible?

Postby YaTingPom » Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:47 pm

Ok I will bite.

The issue is not picking up the existing rubbish but changing peoples attitudes.
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Re: CLEANING UP THE RIVER TRASH - Is This Idea Even Feasible?

Postby TristranandIsolde » Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:01 pm

Ah, slap a fine on afterwards. Make neighbors to surreptiously snitch on each other for a few bucks. They'll do it with camera phones.

India (Delhi) has a cool app that geotags a pic of trash uploaded to its database, then sends the link and location to the sanitation department.

Could something like that be done here?
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Re: CLEANING UP THE RIVER TRASH - Is This Idea Even Feasible?

Postby Lucky Lucan » Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:16 pm

It's an interesting idea. They do actually have bamboo screens on those sewer/canals, and the garbage is scooped out by excavators sort of regularly. A whole lot of it is plastic bags (with whatever remains inside) and styrofoam food containers. It's put in dumper trucks and brought to the municipal land-fill. It's not a good idea to burn off that stuff in the open.
Those sewers will gradually disappear and be paved over, too much good land going to waste there.
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Re: CLEANING UP THE RIVER TRASH - Is This Idea Even Feasible?

Postby TristranandIsolde » Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:25 pm

Is their a super Green quick pre-treatment of those common plastics so they can be burned away SAFELY?

Would eliminate the weight / transportation problem and the plastics contamination.
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Re: CLEANING UP THE RIVER TRASH - Is This Idea Even Feasible?

Postby scobienz » Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:35 pm

TristranandIsolde wrote:
Just trying to defy all stereotypes and thinking out loud.


Has it ever occurred to you to think a bit more quietly now and again? Like, silently. Just to yourself?
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Re: CLEANING UP THE RIVER TRASH - Is This Idea Even Feasible?

Postby TristranandIsolde » Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:39 pm

Sorry, Scobie, but that'd be so Asian. All my friends growing up encouraged me to defy stereotypes. It's helped my growth, really.
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CLEANING UP THE RIVER TRASH - Is This Idea Even Feasible?

Postby Playboy » Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:44 pm

TristranandIsolde wrote:Sorry, Scobie ... It's helped my growth.


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Re: CLEANING UP THE RIVER TRASH - Is This Idea Even Feasible?

Postby TristranandIsolde » Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:55 pm

I can outdrive most of you, too. No, not in golf ...
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Re: CLEANING UP THE RIVER TRASH - Is This Idea Even Feasible?

Postby Lucky Lucan » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:13 pm

Outdriving....

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Re: CLEANING UP THE RIVER TRASH - Is This Idea Even Feasible?

Postby logos » Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:01 am

I can outdrive most of you, too.


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Re: CLEANING UP THE RIVER TRASH - Is This Idea Even Feasible?

Postby salvajeuno » Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:40 am

logos wrote:
I can outdrive most of you, too.


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GQ Magazine's February cover... I wonder if they have those in purple?
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