Safe disposal of plastic ocean debris is a serious issue, and there are limits to the extent it can be left to advanced waste disposal facilities. The Urban Rig, a recycled resource fuel recovery device, won the Nippon Foundation Prize for innovation in the 2019 UMIGOMI Zero Awards. I would like here to introduce the Urban Rig, which does not require waste segregation and can produce fuel from marine debris. Japan should be a world leader in undertaking concrete initiatives to address the problem of marine plastic debris.

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