The New Reality: Decreasing Oil Spill Waste
For years, oil spill response organizations (OSROs) and environmental engineers have been “cleaning” spills by simply moving the pollutants from one location to another. Most booms and other oil spill tools on the market are created from polypropylene, one of the most common pollutants found in our planet’s ecosystems.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 1.3 million gallons (4.9 million liters) of oil are spilled into U.S. waters from vessels and pipelines in a typical year, although a major oil spill could easily double that. The average amount of absorbent waste resulting from one oil spill cleanup is 10 times the volume of the spilled oil (National Office of Response and Restoration). In an average year 5,000 - 8,000 metric tons of plastic waste are produced from oil spill cleanup in the US alone.
This is an extremely large amount of non biodegradable waste that will harm countless land and marine ecosystems. Not to mention, after the cleanup is complete the oil-soaked booms are then sent to a landfill where they will remain for the next thousand years.
The Green Boom team knew there was an improved method to reduce the environmental harm of the cleanup process.
Through extensive research and development, we have developed a lineup of innovative, USDA certified 100% biomass products that clean the environment for good while saving on overall cleanup time and costs. Green Boom’s absorbents have absolutely zero waste, so our products don’t create plastic waste. In addition, all our materials used in the cleanup process are completely biodegradable.
Our patent-pending, revolutionary line of eco-friendly absorbent products work for oil spill prevention, response and remediation. Green Boom aims to forever change the oil spill cleanup industry and ensure a greener future for all. To better understand the science or to order from Green Boom, visit our website at www.GreenBoom.com.