Today’s Solutions: June 15, 2024

the ocean cleanup vessel cleans plastic from a river

The Ocean Cleanup’s sunglasses fund even more cleanup missions

We at The Optimist Daily have been following The Ocean Cleanup project since its first plastic-capturing voyage back in 2019. From that point forward, we’ve enjoyed reporting its progress, from removing plastic debris from rivers to eventually becoming the largest trash-collecting system of our Read More...

These trash traps are made to

These trash traps are made to remove plastic waste from Vietnam’s rivers

Recently we shared a story about the Ocean Cleanup’s new venture to stop the flow of plastic waste from rivers into the marine environment. Though they may not look as swanky as the Ocean Cleanup’s Interceptors, Vietnam’s recently installed trash traps follow the same line of thinking — Read More...

Optimist View: Getting Busy on

Optimist View: Getting Busy on Operation Waterway Cleanup

By: Amelia Buckley “If you want to do something, do it as soon as possible.” -Boyan Slat In the age of the internet, we at The Optimist Daily hope that stories of gratitude and positivity go viral alongside cute videos of baby animals and awkward memes. This week we are diving deeper into a Read More...

The Ocean Cleanup device has r

The Ocean Cleanup device has returned with its first load of plastic

After months of research, failures, and reconfigurations, and weeks spent at sea traveling to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and back, The Ocean Cleanup’s device—a 2,000 foot-long floating tube that skims the surface of the water to catch plastic trash—has returned to shore. And with it, Read More...

Round 2: The Ocean Cleanup pro

Round 2: The Ocean Cleanup project has been redeployed to capture plastic

The Ocean Cleanup project was heralded as the big solution we needed to the problem of ocean plastic. Then it broke. The 2,000 ft long floating boom that uses currents to collect waste fell apart under constant waves and wind, and it wasn’t successful in retaining all the plastic it caught. But Read More...