Great Pacific Garbage Patch OCEAN CLEANUP

Posted on November 22, 2021

Plastic waste ending up in the ocean has been an ongoing issue without a sustainable solution.

Until now.

Founder of the OCEAN CLEANUP, Boyan Slat, and his team of incredible eco-warriors have done it. They’ve created a remarkable clean-up system to remove plastic waste in the ocean!

Since 2013, The OCEAN CLEANUP has been on a mission to clean up 90% of plastic waste in the ocean. It’s taken time for technology to develop to bring this incredible super machinery to life. The OCEAN CLEANUP system is a revolutionary tool that helps to extract significant and small plastic waste from the ocean.

And they are about to start work on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch spans waters from the West Coast of North America to Japan. These areas of spinning debris are linked together by the North Pacific Subtropical Convergence Zone, located a few hundred kilometers north of Hawaii. This convergence zone is where warm water from the South Pacific meets up with cooler water from the Arctic. The zone acts like a highway that moves debris from one patch to another. Plastic waste gets trapped in the current. The amount of debris in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch accumulates because much of it is not biodegradable. Many plastics, for instance, do not wear down; they break into tinier and tinier pieces.
Imagine what would happen if technology and innovative solutions to bring these ideas to life didn’t exist. The OCEAN CLEANUP brings hope.
What’s even better is that once the system collects the plastic from the ocean, it’s then repurposed and recycled to make new products. The clean up system means we can finally clean up our oceans at a significant scale. The OCEAN CLEANUP is in the final stages of testing but expects to have ten systems on the water soon.

It’s fantastic to see a nonprofit organization leading the way to take action! The OCEAN CLEANUP is helping to save the planet and heal the world.

For more information, check out this short video or follow the ocean clean up on social media.

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