The Ocean Cleanup Array theoretically enables us to efficiently clean up a gyre in just five years, using the natural currents to our advantage. This passive approach could simultaneously prevent by-catch and emissions, and it enables us to extract the smaller particles. We are currently performing a study on the concept’s feasibility and financial viability, which will be published in the second quarter of 2014.
Prevention is an essential part of stopping plastic pollution, but will require radical changes in all levels of society.
In the second phase of the project, The Ocean Cleanup plans to develop spin-offs of our passive collection technology for implementation in river deltas and other waterways that transport plastic to the oceans. This could provide a rapid reduction of the influx of new plastics into the oceans.
Jan de Sonneville
Nicholas P. Katsepontes
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The Ocean Cleanup is currently looking for people in the following disciplines:
To accelerate our development, we are open to collaborations with companies and institutes.
Do you want to work in a team of volunteers with a passion for oceans that is working on the biggest environmental cleanup in history?