More than one device Jonathan/George is an operational model.
In keeping with the principles of the sustainable circular economy, the Jonathan/George is designed to achieve costs that allow scale economies for the completion of the whole operational cycle and to obtain results in the shortest possible time.In keeping with the principles of the sustainable circular economy, the Jonathan/George is designed to achieve costs that allow scale economies for the completion of the whole operational cycle and to obtain results in the shortest possible time.
The main targets are: lowest costs than possible; no need of new infrastructures; no need of new transport means; a complete route of recycling and, last but not least, the dream to rescue the planet we love.
Jonathan/George's design starts with the idea to choose the standard container as the box to be filled with the garbage.


Jonathan/George Render by TJP


Jonathan/George Render by TJP

Jonathan/George in navigation

Jonathan/George Render by TJP

Jonathan/George at work



Jonathan/George is designed and built in the most simple, linear and rational way than possible, with everything and only the needed means to do the job it is targeted for.


Easy to upload on a mother-ship, a normal container carrier; easy to launch and haul by a standard crane of a container carrier; easy in the driving into the job; easy in the replacement of the container under the mother-ship board; using the standard container management on the mother-ship deck, in the mooring port, in the road/rail transport to the recycling plant.


The absence of a bow avoids turbulences and splitting of the water surface. The subsystems for the performances are installed under the boat's deck, between the hulls, where the water undisturbed surface flows.

Always a clean job

Jonathan/George and its operator never get dirty. Everything happens underneath the boat bridge that manteins operators and job place totally separated from pollutants that never drops on the deck an never need to be manipulate by men. The conveyor belt system fills the container, Men only have to manage the containers with cranes.

Circular and sustainable economy

The "Jonathan/George model" completely realizes the virtuous cycle of the circular and sustainable economy with both the advantages of removing pollutants from the environment to give them a second life and therefore a new economic value.


Jonathan/George Render by LP
Jonathan/George Render by LP
Jonathan/George Render by LP
Jonathan/George Render by LP
Jonathan/George Render by LP
Jonathan/George Render by LP


Waste and plastic reclamation

Plastics reclamation from oceans is the main target of the Jonathan/George design and system.
There are two points to pay attention at: why it is necessary to clean and what to do with the collected garbage.
The floating garbage on waters causes serious damages to the ecosystem: fishes ingests it or are trapped by it; the sunlight is blocked; plastics deteriorate into ever smaller fragments up to the microparticles which are ingested by the marine fauna to enter the human food chain. The meaning is damage for humans and the death of the sea life.
The awareness of prevention's need is increasing in social and administrative minds. For this reasons it's necessary to clean up the sea as much as possible.
Futhermore the plastics have an economic value in selling to the recycling plants and in the subsequent sale of goods made by recycled materials.
These economic values ​​must be considered when calculating the reclamation cost, without neglecting the less quantifiable but immense value of environmental protection.
Handle the collected garbage after the reclamation is a big problem.
At date, in the most cases, the rubbish is first dropped on the deck of the sweeper boat, then unloaded on a dock to be later loaded by mechanical shovels on trucks or trains to travel to landfill or other final destinations.

Extraction of oily pollutants

Jonathan/George is equipped with the "TJP Train" intercepting and reclamation system for oily pollutants and this allows the simultaneous removal of solid garbage and oily pollutant.

Water healthiness data

Jonathan/George holds an automatic unit for continuous analysis of water healthiness. The data to be collected depend on the cataloging requirements, typically: temperature, pH, oxygen, clarity, salinity, nitrites, nitrates, phosphates, polyphosphates, heavy metal ions, pathogenic microorganisms, herbicides, pesticides, insecticides, hydrocarbons, etc.
The control units are set up, according to the requests of the end user, in collaboration with the University of Verona and the Intcatch project. The collected data are transferred via wifi to a cloud archive and then managed by a software that allows storing, editing and sorting.

Oxygen sprinkling

Jonathan/George is equipped with a sprinkling system for oxygenation and revitalization of aquatic flora and fauna.

Microparticles and plankton sampling

The function is carried out with the installation of certified sampling nets for plankton and microplastics.
The standard nets are woven with continuous Nytal® yarn; they have a 335 µm porosity and hold at the stern a 300 ml volume storage cup.
The OilKiller's standard set-up provides about one meter deep draft; with special customized set-up it's possible to exceed 10 sinking meters.


A conveyor belts system performs the uploading of the intercepted garbage. The system has two position: one to travel and one to work.

The container model will be chosen among those with the characteristic of losing the released water from the loaded waste.

TJP Train is an autonomous sub-system to perform the oil films reclamation.

Water Analysis Unit
Microparticles Collector
Oxygen Sprinkler
These subsystems are supplied by third-party manufacturers.


Outboard Engines
This is the standard setup.
Outboards can provide more than the Jonathan/George needed power. Their main advantage, in our opinion, is that they are easily replaceable if one stops due to a fault. On the high seas it can be annoying to have to waste time to perform a repair. Thus the mothership will be able to embark some spare engines to have the chance to intervene quickly in case of breakdowns.

Inboard Engines
This set-up involves the installation of two engines in the aft section of the hulls.

Paddle Wheels
This variant will only be necessary to navigate a waters that are mainly and heavly covered by organic wastes: algae and vegetables. The modification involves the installation of two paddle wheels in the central section of the hulls, moved by engines also housed in the hulls.

OXE Diesel Outboards power new Thames Workboats.


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