"80% of the total marine debris floating in the World's oceans are plastics."
What if Orion could aid in its reduction?
On top of a hybrid propulsion system, Orion has the ability to directly contribute to the environment by helping to reduce the oceans plastic. It can perform this at any stage when the ship crosses paths with floating debris. Two large arms skim the surface of the water, funneling plastic into the rear of the hull for processing. It can then be used as material for an on board 3D printer or transported to a recycling plant.
The system not only helps the environment but also satisfies this emerging 'green' social conscience of the super rich. On a larger scale a fleet of ships could be autonomously sent out to known plastic plooms, owners competing for the title of most plastic collected, all the better for the environment.