Foundation: January 01, 2015, 00:00



develops technical & economic business solutions

clearing the Oceans from plastic waste till 2050.


Based on the findings of the projects


  • GAFÉIAS plastic strikes back

[since 2012-01-01]


  • GAFÉIAS Integrated & Sustainable Ocean Plastic Waste Exploitation & Processing Technologies


  • GAFÉIAS PET - Plastic Exploitation Technologies


[2014-01-01 – 2014-12-31, independent from GAFÉIAS as of 2015-01-01]


GAFÉIAS OCEANS 2050 concentrates on technology and business development exploiting plastic from land and sea. GAFÉIAS Oceans 2050 initiates plastic waste upgrading industries on land and sea linked to integrated & sustainable ocean plastic waste exploitation & processing technologies.


GAFÉIAS OCEANS 2050 is enthusiastically committed to develop feasible strategies cleaning land and sea environment from plastic waste.


GAFÉIAS OCEANS 2050 strongly intends to link with United Nations Industrial Development Organization, in order to develop related plastic waste upgrading industries on a global scale.




Planet Earth was once regarded as “infinite” or “unlimited” for humankind, not only because of the resources available but also due to the ability of the Earth to digest all the waste that humankind produced. However, from the point of view of the damage done to the ecosystem or the living environment, the Earth as a whole should be considered “limited” and “overdeveloped” at present. Yuan-Tseh Lee, 2009






Internship (2012-08), Concept evaluation (2012-09),

Concept note pre-submission to United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Vienna (2012-09-04),

Service Summary Sheet (2014-01),

Submission to Donators, Investors, COR, UNEP, UNIDO (2014-08)


GAFÉIAS PEWP Exposé (3 Seiten DE 2014-01) © GAFÉIAS 2014

GAFÉIAS PEWP Exposé (3 pages EN 2014-02) © GAFÉIAS 2014

GAFÉIAS PWEP Concept (105 pages 2013-12) © GAFÉIAS 2013

GAFÉIAS PWEP Presentation 1 (Greenpeace 2014-01) © GAFÉIAS 2014




Prince Charles and the Global Ocean Commission will host a meeting March 18, 2015 in Washington D.C., USA, on the threats of marine plastic waste with environmental groups and major companies (Business Standard March 10, 2015)


UNO ruft höchstrangiges Wissenschaftsgremium der Welt ins Leben ( 31. Jänner 2014)

Plastikmüll in den Ozeanen (Wikipedia)


Environment+Technology Boyan Slat (

How the oceans can clean themselves: Boyan Slat at TEDxDelft

19-Year-Old Develops Ocean Cleanup Array That Could Remove 7,250,000 Tons Of Plastic From the World's Oceans (, by Timon Singh, 03/26/2013)


The Plastics Cluster

Electrostatic Plastics Separator

Kelvin water dropper (Wikipedia)

Method for detection of biogenic particles or fibers in dual-phase flow, particularly in vacuum stream of vacuum cleaner, involves impinging piezoelectric sensor with portion of dual-phase flow. DE 102009005598 A1

Magnetic particles–based biosensor for biogenic amines using an optical oxygen sensor as a transducer (Microchim Acta (2013) 180:311–318)

Molecular methods for the detection of biogenic amine-producing bacteria on foods (International Journal of Food Microbiology, Volume 117, Issue 3, 15 July 2007, Pages 258–269)


Movies / Documentaries:



Plastic Planet - Offizielle Film Website

Plastic-Planet - die offizielle Seite zum Film über Plastik

Plastic Planet – Wikipedia

Plastic Planet - Die Seite über das Plastik-Zeitalter

Werner Boote | Plastic Planet

PLASTIC PLANET - Ein Film von Werner Boote on Vimeo



PLASTIC SHORES, by Edward Scott-Clarke, 60 min, 2012, English

The documentary deals with the pollution of oceans and coastlines through plastic waste and highlights the dangers of the presence of plastic in the human and animal food chain. Following the chain of plastics within our oceans around the world, the film aims to make people think about our use of disposable plastics and what happens to them after they have been thrown away.

Source: Invitation (full article)



PLASTICIZED ~ Feature Documentary Film


Addicted to Plastic (Documentary) 


PR Videos:


Watch us explain ocean acidification with a soda maker




→ Perpetual Plastic Project

Junk to Jewlery! In 4 steps from used plastic cup to a 3D printed model.

The Perpetual Plastic Project @ the Dutch Design Week 2012, Video shot by Purac Company in the Temporary Art Centre in Eindhoven, using Ultimaker 3D Printers.



Learn how PLA Bioplastic can be recycled

From 'waste' to 3D-printed jewelry. Learn how easily Poly Lactic Acid bioplastic can be recycled with a live, interactive demonstration using PLA drinking cups. With thanks to Purac Bioplastics, Perpetual Plastic Project and GroenBeker.

Plastic on Caymen Beach, USA © Marilies Seyler 2012
Plastic on Caymen Beach, USA © Marilies Seyler 2012
GAFÉIAS - Am Kabelwerk 6/1.06 | 1120 Vienna | Austria | M: +43-660-7621873 | E: