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Finally! The Ultimate Excuse to Go Fishing: You Save The Planet with New Suzuki MicroPlastic Collector

As if you need a reason: Here’s how the world’s first Microplastic Collection Device by Suzuki helps you save the oceans!

51 trillion tonnes of plastic. You and your mates hitting the water. And you’re saving the world too! You can mark today on your calendar because this is the first time in history you can tell people you’re going fishing to save the planet. This thanks to Suzuki inventing the world’s first microplastic collection device for Suzuki outboards.

And, yes! It literally means that your motor will be cleaning up those microscopic bits of plastic that are killing our oceans every time you go out fishing.

Here’s what you need to know:

 

Suzuki Develops the World's First Micro-Plastic Collecting Device for Outboard Motors

Suzuki Develops the World's First Micro-Plastic Collecting Device for Outboard Motors, simply brilliant environmental initiative Suzuki Marine South Africa

Posted by Angler's Talk Magazine on Wednesday, 7 October 2020

 

THE WORLD’S FIRST MICROPLASTIC COLLECTION DEVICE FOR OUTBOARDS

Suzuki has developed a new device that fits into your Suzuki outboard that actually filters out and collects micro-plastics in the water as you boat. 

Now, there’s a lot of plastic in our oceans, and Suzuki has always been about using technology to give you the performance you want while still being good for the environment – read about Suzuki Lean Burn and fuel-saving tech for your boat – but this is the first time any outboard manufacturer has come up with such a unique, elegant and simple way to make a difference every time you hit the water.

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HOW SUZUKI’S NEW MICRIOPLASTIC COLLECTOR WORKS

It may not look like much. A few bits of black piping with a filter inside. But this device connects to your motor’s water cooling system, and just filters out microscopic bits of plastic that would otherwise have ended up ingested by fish, marine mammals and seabirds – and often land up right on your own dinner plate at home!

SUZUKI DEVELOPS THE WORLD’S FIRST MICRO-PLASTIC COLLECTING DEVICE FOR OUTBOARD MOTORS#SuzukiCleanOceanProject #suzukicares #wayoflife

Posted by Suzuki Marine South Africa on Monday, 5 October 2020

 

The microplastic collection device is easily attached your outboard’s return hose. And it won’t impact your performance at all, since it only filters the water after it’s been through the motor’s cooling cycle – so it’s water your outboard would have just pumped back into the ocean anyway.

The difference is that now you’re pumping clean, plastic-free water back into the ocean. Don’t let anyone ever try to keep you at home again – you’ll literally be saving the planet every minute you’re out on your boat!

HANG ON: WHY IS FILTERING MICRIOLASTIC SO IMPORTANT? 

According to experts at the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town, right now there are about 51 trillion pieces of plastic in our oceans – that’s 500 times as many stars there are in our Milky Way galaxy! And that’s because we humans dump about 8 million tonnes of plastic into the oceans every year.

In fact, about 80% of all the pollution in the ocean is plastic. Some experts estimate the combined weight of all the plastic in the ocean could exceed that of all ocean fish pretty soon. And that’s bad news for anglers – actually everyone!

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And the most dangerous of these toxic menaces is microplastic – microscopic bits of plastic that end up ingested and killing ocean life.

Look, we just have to find more ways to get the plastic out of the ocean and keep it out. That’s why Suzuki has been running its Clean Oceans Project for the past 10 years – which is exactly what the new microplastic collection device is commemorating.

JUST FOR FUN: HOW LONG WOULD IT TAKE TO CLEAN UP OUR OCEANS?

You can actually work it out. Since the new Suzuki microplastic collection device filters your outboard’s water for cooling, we can estimate that at low RPMs it filters about 4000 litres per minute, the same as your average garden hose – because that’s what we use to flush an outboard.

But, there’s an awful lot of water in the ocean.

To filter just the first 10 kilometres along South Africa’s 2800km stretch of coastline up to a depth of just 1 metre, you’d have to give every man, woman and child in South Africa (57 odd millions of us) each a Suzuki-powered boat. And it would still take 11 years!

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But if you gave everyone a CarryCat with two motors, we could do it in maybe 6 years or so.

So what are you waiting for?

ABOUT THE NEW SUZUKI MICROPALSTIC COLLECTION DEVICE

This new device will be available as an optional extra on all Suzuki outboards from 2021 onwards. And it will also become a standard feature on all new outboards in the future.

For more information, chat with us.

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ABOUT OUR SUZUKI CLEAN OCEAN PROJECT

As we said, the new device was created to coincide with 10 years of Suzuki Clean Ocean Project. Since 2010, Suzuki has organised over 8000 people from 26 countries to clean up our water sources – not just the ocean, but lakes, rivers, dams and ponds too.

And it’s not stopping there. The cleanups will continue, plus: From now on, Suzuki is starting to replace all of its plastic parts packaging with paper – it’s much better for the environment. Doing so will help Suzuki use at least 2.3 tonnes less plastic use every year. Another reason to get your Suzuki genuine parts and boating tech from our workshop.

Think about it, you’ll be helping save the planet just by booking your next service with us.

 


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