Since it first undertook the daunting task of ridding our oceans of plastic debris in 2013, The Ocean Cleanup has made numerous tweaks to its trash-catching barrier system — and the latest one may be the most important yet. The most recent update involves an active propulsion … [Read more...] about The Ocean Cleanup deploys largest trash-collecting system thus far
Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Here at The Optimist Daily, we have a soft spot for creative solutions to environmental challenges. That’s why we’re happy to share with you the story of the 8th continent — an award-winning design that recycles ocean plastic and is fully self-sustainable. Designed by Lenka … [Read more...] about This self-sufficient floating island is designed to clean up our oceans
The promise of the Ocean Cleanup project was that it would not only help clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, but also recycle the plastic so it doesn’t become waste again. Now, one year after collecting its first load of plastic waste, the nonprofit unveiled its first ocean … [Read more...] about These sunglasses are made of plastic waste from the Ocean Cleanup project
After undergoing virtually successful trials of its advanced technologies in the Pacific Ocean, Ocean Cleanup, the non-profit organization is now venturing onward on its journey of relieving our oceans of plastic. The project is now officially headed towards the Great Pacific … [Read more...] about The Ocean Cleanup project has succeeded in first big challenge at sea
Two years ago the scourge of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and of the plastic pollution that jeopardizes marine ecosystems around the globe, inspired 19-year-old aerospace engineering student Boyan Slat to imagine the Ocean Cleanup Array. Next year this 2,000-meter … [Read more...] about Can a two-kilometer long floating device remove plastic from the oceans ?