The Ocean Cleanup launches system to catch plastic waste in rivers

Dutch non-profit The Ocean Cleanup has launched the Interceptor, an autonomous system for collecting plastic pollution from rivers before it reaches the sea. The organisation said the solar-powered system would augment its ongoing efforts to remove marine plastic waste from the oceans. “To truly rid the oceans of plastic, we need to both clean up […]

Plastic collected by The Ocean Cleanup will be burned to generate electricity

Dutch non-profit The Ocean Cleanup plans to burn some of the plastic it collects from the Pacific Ocean, Dezeen has learned. Designers and environmentalists say the move “makes no sense”. The organisation told Dezeen that most of the plastic it harvests with its floating rigs will be recycled, with the remainder burned in waste-to-power plants. […]

The Ocean Cleanup redeployed to tackle Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The floating Ocean Cleanup device has been upgraded and returned to sea in a second attempt to catch the mass of plastic waste circulating in the Pacific Ocean. After being installed at the so-called Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP) in September last year, the system – nicknamed Wilson – broke down in January 2019 after […]

The Ocean Cleanup labelled “a dream that seduced many people”

Sustainability experts have questioned the validity of The Ocean Cleanup, an initiative designed to scoop plastic waste from the Pacific Ocean. “I’m not saying it’s a hoax; rather [it’s] a dream that seduced many people and donors,” said Italian environmentalist and TV presenter Cristina Gabetti. “And we all fell for it.” “The science community is […]

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