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'The Ocean Cleanup' ship sweeps first Pacific plastic

Oct 05, 2019 - 2:34 PM

The project by The Ocean Cleanup, a Dutch non-profit group, involves a supply ship towing a floating boom that corrals marine plastic with the aim of cleaning half of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch within 5 years

Dutch environmental activist and innovator Boyan Slat attends the presentation and the unveiling of his prototype of The Ocean Cleanup project in Scheveningen on June 22, 2016. The Ocean Cleanup, Slat's innovative Dutch project aiming to gather up the millions of tons of plastic in the oceans' great garbage patches, unveils its prototype on June 22 which will be trialled in the North Sea ahead of its expected deployment in 2020. Remko de Waal / www.anpfoto.nl / ANP / AFP

Ocean plastic waste probably comes from ships, report says

Oct 04, 2019 - 12:40 PM

A study offers fresh evidence that the vast garbage patches floating in the middle of oceans are mostly the result of merchant marine vessels tossing their waste overboard by the ton


The Ocean Cleanup project sails out to sweep Pacific plastic

Sep 11, 2018 - 5:16 PM

The ambitious project by The Ocean Cleanup, a Dutch non-profit group, hopes to clean up half of the infamous garbage patch within 5 years when all systems are deployed

OCEAN CLEANUP! Ocean Cleanup's System 001 is towed out of the San Francisco Bay in San Francisco, California on September 08, 2018. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

LOOK: Samar town rids coastal waters of plastic waste

Jun 03, 2017 - 6:01 PM

It s a long term effort to get rid of the single use throw away culture ’ says Pinabacdao Mayor Teodorico Mabag

BUSY. Residents clean up the coastline.

Floating anti-plastic waste dam to be tested in North Sea

Dec 30, 2015 - 11:24 PM

The floating barrier uses currents to passively ensnare waves of garbage – while allowing fish and other sea creatures through

PLASTIC TIDE. A rubbish collector gathers floating plastic garbage in Manila Bay. Photo by EPA/Ritchie B. Tongo

Ocean garbage scoop study to start off Japan coast

Jun 11, 2015 - 4:30 PM

Researchers are launching tests aimed at setting up a huge floating barrier off the Japanese coast a project that could eventually help remove some of the 5 25 trillion pieces of rubbish polluting the world s oceans

Image courtesy The Ocean Cleanup