Did you know that most of the plastic waste has been collected by the ocean currents in five so-called “ocean garbage dumps”? These rubbish dumps are several million square meters in size and cleaning with ships and nets would take several thousand years and consume an enormous amount of resources. However, something should happen quickly before the plastic waste disintegrates into small parts and can thus cause even more damage.
For some time now, the Ocean Cleanup project has been working on a solution to at least halve the size of the largest ocean waste site between Hawaii and California over the next five years. The main aim is to use the power of the ocean by using a passive catching system to fish out plastic waste near the sea surface. The collected waste can then be easily recycled.
If you want to support the project or know more about it then visit the site of The Ocean Cleanup