Interceptors are placed in the river only after consultation with relevant public bodies and stakeholders, while considering all applicable rules and regulations. That said, the barrier of the Interceptor does not have to span the entire width of the river – because we can identify the natural plastic accumulation paths in a river, or “hotlines”, we can place the Interceptor in a location that prevents the majority of plastic flowing through the river while still allowing vessels to pass by. If this hotline is not present, we can create an artificial one using a second barrier upstream.