collects plastic litter and its data
efficient, artificially intelligent, available
With a loading volume of 2.75 tons, the CollectiX garbage boat is perfectly designed for collecting large carpets of litter. It can be easily unloaded at the water's edge and thus collects approx. 20 tons of material per day.
CollectiX offers optimal handling on the water and is intuitive to use. The CollectiX boat collects garbage on any waters and is especially suitable for smaller rivers and canals, because it is narrow and flexible. In addition, it creates many local jobs that take ecological responsibility.
You have individual requests? No problem at all, we adapt the garbage boat exactly to your needs.
internationally in action
our garbage boats clean up!
After missions in Slovakia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Germany, the first CollectiX mission will take place in South-East Asia in 2022. Our goal is to find long-term solutions for littered rivers or lakes together with local partners in the countries of operation and to initiate the recycling of the collected material. You can read more about our previous missions here:
You know a location, where our garbage boat would be just the right solution?
technology meets ecology
Rivers are one of the main sources of plastic litter in our oceans. Our garbage boats clean rivers and canals and thus automatically protect the marine ecosystem. Technological innovation and ecological inspiration are combined for a sustainable future.
how the supporter DFKI evaluates waste
The evaluation of the garbage takes place with APLASTIC-Q a method for automatic garbage detection developed by the DFKI research unit Marine Perception, which is based on two neural networks.
APLASTIC-Q evaluates image and video material in a two-stage process. It first analyzes the image for plastic waste and then for types of waste, such as plastic bottles or polystyrene.
The two neural networks were trained using images taken for a project in Cambodia - a country for which plastic waste and its disposal is a major problem.
With Cleanup Missions by CollectiX the data-hungry neural networks is trained with new data.This enables DFKI to set up the APLASTIC-Q automatic waste recognition method in such a way that it produces more robust results with each additional application.