The Ocean Cleanup - updates

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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.

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