As part of its Clean Ocean Project initiative, Suzuki Motor Corporation has developed the worlds first micro-plastic collecting device for outboard motors.

Marine plastic waste has become a significant environmental issue in  the recent years. Plastic waste is broken down into micro-plastic in the natural environment, negatively impacting our ecology.

Suzuki developed a device which collects any micro-plastic waste present in the raw cooling water pumped around inside the outboard.

Micro-plastics in surface water can be collected just by running the boat.

The device is easily installed to a return hose and does not affect e can be installed to a return hose easily, and it does not affect the engine performance ly utilizes the returning water that have already been used to cool the engine. Suzuki plans to introduce the device as an optional part from 2021 and incorporate it into the standard in all its outboards at a later date.