Monday, July 1, 2019

Ocean Clean-Up has finally begun !

A great ecological project has now become a reality as the Ocean Cleanup deploys its $20 million system designed to reuse and recycle the ocean plastic.

Here is the latest photo:

The floating boom system has been deployed from San Francisco Bay and will undergo several weeks of testing before being hauled into action. The system was designed by the nonprofit Ocean Cleanup, which was founded in 2013 by 18-year-old Dutch inventor Boyan Slat. Their mission is to develop "advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic."

The floating boom system, with the help of dozens of more booms, is estimated to clean up half of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch within the first five years. Each boom will trap up to 150,000 pounds of plastic per year as they float along the currents between California and Hawaii.


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Elna@Yonature said...

This is wonderful news! This waste problem is so getting out of hand, while the more developed nations can afford technologies to handle it, on the small islands handling waste is really difficult for so many reasons. Let us hope that this initiative goes through and can be applied globally! Thanks for sharing!
Cheers, Elna