Hi Kate Kate Rushton , I am aware of the challenge brief but I submitted my solution because in the description for the competition is says
Ellen MacArthur Foundation and The Prince of Wales's International Sustainability Unit launch $2 million Innovation Prize to help keep plastics out the ocean. MAY 18, 2017
Please note the "Keep out of the Ocean" this is exactly what my idea and device does. Also, to stop ocean pollution we have to be doing more than just designing new materials, we have materials that can be used already. We have to be taking all the plastic and rubbish back out of the oceans, we can turn this it into recycled furniture `Van De Sant' are already doing this, we need to stop plastic getting into the oceans in the first place, securing wheelie bins is a key player in doing this. Governments need to force soft drink companies to stop making plastic bottles and also plastic bags. These are very achievable goals, very simple solutions, and need to be done if we want to try and stop Global Warming especially in the next three year wndow that is so important.