Roundup of 8 Positive environmental stories from 2021

From limiting oil and gas exploration, via lab grown meat to End Deforestation project - these are the headlines of 2021.

Cleanup device removes 20,000 pounds of ocean plastic

A new device successfully hauled 20,000 pounds of trash out of the Pacific Ocean last week. This technology could potentially help clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

Ocean cleanup device successfully collects plastic for first time

Boyan Slat, the creator of the Ocean Cleanup project, tweeted that the 600 metre-long (2,000ft) free-floating boom had captured and retained debris from what is known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

Will Seabins save our oceans? The Seabin Project

Seabins are being installed at harbors and marinas across the planet with the simple task of cleaning up garbage and possibly oil floating in the water.

Ocean Cleanup to Launch in September

The Ocean Cleanup project is set to launch its first full-scale system early next month with the goal of reducing the Great Pacific Garbage Patch by half in five years.

The first cleaning system for the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

New images show that The Ocean Cleanup is building an innovative plastic-scooping system in Alameda, CA, and they’re planning to launch it as early as this summer.

The Massive Project to Clean Up the Ocean With a Two-Kilometer Screen

Founded in 2013 by Boyan Slat, an 18-year-old from the Netherlands, The Ocean Cleanup has been dubbed “the largest cleanup in history.”

World's first ocean pollution-eating Seabin launches in the UK

The device, which was developed by a pair of Australian surfers, works by sucking in various kinds of pollution (including oil) and spitting out clean water.

Volunteers Picked Up 6 Tons of Trash on International Ocean Cleanup Day

September 16th was International Ocean Cleanup Day, and 300 hundred Maui volunteers did their part by picking up a staggering six tons of garbage.

The Ocean Cleanup finds 1.15 to 2.41 million metric tons of plastic enter oceans from rivers

The researchers found out of 40,760 rivers, a mere 20 contribute two thirds of the plastic input. The Ocean Cleanup created an interactive map to help visualize the issue.

On World Environment Day, Volunteers Remove 160 Tons of Filth From Beach

In honor of the holiday, over 2,000 volunteers gathered on Versova Beach, India, collecting over 160 tons of accumulated trash.

Redesigned Ocean Cleanup arrays to start scooping up Pacific garbage patch within a year

The Ocean Cleanup now with their groundbreaking new arrays, they will be able to scoop up 50 percent of the patch’s plastic just five years.