From limiting oil and gas exploration, via lab grown meat to End Deforestation project - these are the headlines of 2021.
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.
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.
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.
Founded in 2013 by Boyan Slat, an 18-year-old from the Netherlands, The Ocean Cleanup has been dubbed “the largest cleanup in history.”
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.
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 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.
In honor of the holiday, over 2,000 volunteers gathered on Versova Beach, India, collecting over 160 tons of accumulated trash.
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.