16 Jul 2019
The independent foundation “The Ocean Cleanup” develops advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. The ultimate goal is a plastic-free ocean in 2050.
The Dutchman Boyan Slat set up the project. He designed a floating installation with long arms that collects plastic. In 2018, the installation started to dispose of plastic in the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch”. This is the largest floating garbage dump in the world, located between Hawaii and California. The mission had to temporarily be halted due to a technical defect, but the installation will soon be back in business.
If everything goes according to plan, an estimated 50% of the waste can be disposed of within 5 years.
You can follow The Ocean Cleanup via https://www.theoceancleanup.com/
Photo credits: The Ocean Cleanup