By systematically eliminating technical risks through rapid iterations, we aim to begin the cleanup in 2018, and scale up to full fleet in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch by 2020.

The future
  • 2020
The present
  • 2018
    Launching System 001

    Launching System 001

    On September 8, The Ocean Cleanup launched its first cleanup system from San Francisco Bay, into the North Pacific. After successful trials 350 nautical miles offshore, we set course to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, to commence the cleanup. Follow the progress of System 001:

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The past