Create A Reef (CAR)

Maarten Matla

The Create A Reef project tackles two pressing environmental issues on small islands: the accumulation of end-of-life vehicles due to high costs and lack of responsibility, and the deteriorating marine ecosystems.

The Create A Reef solution repurposes end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) into artificial reefs in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner. ELVs undergo a process of stripping, cleaning, sandblasting, and lime-coating to create durable and ecologically valuable substrates for marine life. These artificial reefs not only mitigate vehicular pollution but also bolster marine biodiversity and biomass. By transforming ELVs into thriving marine ecosystems, the Create A Reef solution contributes to sustainable development and environmental preservation.

Utrecht, the Netherlands
Utrecht, the Netherlands
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