‘System 001’ Back In Ocean Waters to Collect Trillions of Plastic Particles

The Ocean Cleanup has relaunched System 001 back into the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, located half way between Hawaii and California. This is the most concentrated area for ocean plastic and debris anywhere on the planet, home to more than one trillion particles weighing nearly 80,000 metric tons. The team created ‘System 001’ tasked with […]

Ambitious Plans to Remove Trillions of Plastic Particles from the Open Ocean

There are trillions of plastic particles floating amongst marine life right now, and a disturbing amount of that trash can be found in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch of the North Pacific gyre. This massive, plastic dense area forms from four clashing ocean currents creating a vortex spanning from Japan to California. Estimates suggest over […]

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