Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The Ocean Cleanup system successfully installed in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, 17 Oct 2018
Dec 12 '18 10:10

Dutch man 's Ocean Cleanup project is not working quite as it should. The system is moving too slowly to hold on to the plastic it collects in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. But Slat is confident that this problem can be solved, he said on Twitter.

"Most aspects of concept have been confirmed (wind vaning, intercepting plastic, wave following) - it's just not moving fast enough yet. This is fixable", he said.

The Ocean Cleanup system successfully installed in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, 17 Oct 2018
Oct 18 '18 14:20

Dutch developer Boyan Slat's plastic catcher arrived at the Great Pacific Garbage Patch on Wednesday and is ready to start the great . According to The Ocean Cleanup's models, the plastic catcher can cleanup half of all the plastic currently in the ocean within 10 years. 

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Sep 10 '18 13:10

The great by 24-year-old Dutch man Boyan Slat and his company Ocean Cleanup is finally underway. Slat's 600 meter long 'plastic catcher' departed from San Francisco on Saturday and is on its way to clean up the plastic soup in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii, NOS reports.

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