The Fight Against Plastic Starts After Years of Planning 

The Ocean Cleanup, dubbed System 001, began its journey to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch from San Francisco on Saturday after years in development.


After many years of development a supply supply ship towing a long floating boom designed to corral ocean plastic has set sail from San Francisco for a test run ahead of a trip to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

This ambitious project by The Ocean Cleanup, a Dutch non-profit group, hopes to clean up half of the infamous garbage patch within five years when all systems are deployed.

After five years of preparation and scale model tests, "this is what it's all about, this is the culmination of all the efforts," said a Boyan Slat, the 24-year-old Dutch CEO and founder of The Ocean Cleanup

  • 10/09/2018
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