With respect to waste, being on board a yacht is little different from being on land, in that the sources are mostly the same: human, discarded food, and packaging. Thus, an on-board incinerator was one idea. However, like a yacht engine, an incinerator would produce CO2.
The team members pondered this unit one day, on a trend walk for VriThink, the studio’s idea platform, they stumbled on a nature-inspired air purifier that separates oxygen from carbon. Carbon is a common element of a all known life, and oxygen is life itself. Research and prototyping followed, and soon the concept of Utopia at Sea was born, complete with on-board park and clean air.