Ocean Cleanup Project
Ocean garbage patches are vast and dispersed
One potential solution is to harness the ocean currents to collect plastic waste and concentrate it in certain areas, making cleanup more efficient and cost-effective. For example, floating barriers or coastal installations could be used to trap plastic before it enters the ocean, while ocean-going vessels equipped with specialized collection systems could target plastic debris in the gyres. Additionally, developing new technologies that can break down plastic waste in a sustainable and environmentally-friendly manner could reduce the amount of plastic in the ocean and mitigate the impact of plastic pollution on marine ecosystems. It is important for individuals, organizations, and governments to work together to find innovative solutions to this global problem.
Take advantage of natural oceanic forces
The goal is to efficiently collect the plastic and transport it to shore for recycling, with the aim of cleaning up the ocean gyres in a more cost-effective and sustainable manner.
By utilizing the natural ocean currents, the Ocean Cleanup aims to reduce the impact on marine life and minimize the amount of energy needed to collect the plastic. The innovative approach offers a promising solution to the global problem of plastic pollution in our oceans.
To catch the plastic, act like the plastic
By mimicking the movement of plastic, The Ocean Cleanup's systems are able to effectively collect it. The system's design uses the natural forces of wind, waves, and currents to move it to areas of high plastic concentration in the ocean garbage patches.
With a full-scale deployment, computation models predict a 50% reduction of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in just 5 years! The more systems deployed, the more plastic will be collected and removed from our oceans.
Extract, ship, recycle
Transform Trash into Treasure The Ocean Cleanup is not only dedicated to removing plastic from our oceans but also finding innovative ways to reuse the material.
Our initial findings on ocean plastic recycling reveal the potential for high-quality products to be crafted from the plastic collected from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
Imagine, your next phone case, chair, car part or even sunglasses could be made from recycled ocean plastic. By selling our branded, eco-friendly material, we aim to create a self-sustaining solution for ocean plastic pollution.