Tuesday, August 10, 2021
the ocean cleanup jenny system
Environment

The Ocean Cleanup Deploys Full-Scale System to The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The Ocean Cleanup has deployed its first full-scale system designed to clean-up ocean plastics to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The system, known as System002 or “Jenny”, left Victoria, British...

August 10, 2021
Total Views: 8289

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Environment

A New Ocean Pollution Threat: Face Masks

By Peter Blaza (Reuters) – The coronavirus pandemic is adding a new unwelcome element to sea pollution off the town of Bauan, a popular dive site in the Philippines’ Batangas...

June 8, 2021
Total Views: 1971

Thursday, January 14, 2021
ocean cleanup project
Environment

Maersk Extends Partnership to Help Cleanup Plastic Pollution at Sea

Maersk and the Dutch non-profit The Ocean Cleanup are extending their partnership to rid the world’s ocean of plastic pollution. Founded in 2013, The Ocean Cleanup’s mission is to develop...

January 14, 2021
Total Views: 4865

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
ocean plastic trash
Environment

EU-Wide Ban Might Save Ocean From 500,000 tonnes Of Microplastics – agency

by Anne Kauranen (Reuters) – Banning the use of microplastics in products such as cosmetics and detergents across the European Union would prevent 500,000 tonnes of microplastics from polluting the environment...

December 9, 2020
Total Views: 1930

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
ocean plastic trash
Environment

Ocean Plastic Pollution Could Triple By 2040

by Joe Brock (Reuters) – The amount of plastic waste flowing into the ocean and killing marine life could triple in the next 20 years, unless companies and governments can...

October 21, 2020
Total Views: 239

Thursday, October 3, 2019
The Ocean Cleanup system
Maritime News

Large-Scale Ocean Cleanup System Now Successfully Collecting Plastic in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

After a year of testing, the company behind the world’s first large-scale ocean cleanup system says is system is now succesffully capturing and collecting plastic in the Great Pacific Garbage...

October 3, 2019
Total Views: 214

Monday, September 10, 2018
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Interesting

First Ocean Plastics Cleanup System Launched from San Francisco

The world’s first large-scale ocean cleanup system was launched from San Francisco over the weekend to a location offshore California where it will undergo testing before its deployment to the...

September 10, 2018
Total Views: 46

Thursday, June 16, 2016
Storm Drain Medallion
Blog

Seas of Plastic

    By Jaquelyn Burton (Coeval, Inc.) Garbage is a problem. But, plastic is the real disaster – it is as valid on land as it is on the seas....

June 16, 2016
Total Views: 44

Monday, November 23, 2015
ocean-plastic floating debris
Environment

Biodegradable Plastics Don’t Work At Sea – Says New UN Study

“Don’t discard ‘Biodegradable’ plastics at sea” asks a new report from the United Nations because biodegradable plastics don’t disintegrate in the ocean. Complete degradation of biodegradable plastic occurs when none of the...

November 23, 2015
Total Views: 25

Monday, August 24, 2015
News

Researchers Complete Pacific Garbage Patch Recon Ahead of Proposed Cleanup

  By Emmett Berg SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 23 (Reuters) – Researchers returned on Sunday from mapping and sampling a massive swirling cluster of trash floating in the middle of the...

August 24, 2015
Total Views: 9

Thursday, August 14, 2014
News

Can This Ocean Array Rid The World’s Oceans of Harmful Plastics?

We first heard about this concept back in late 2012 when a first year aerospace engineering student named Boyan Slat gave a TED talk about how the Great Pacific Garbage patch, and all of the world's oceans for that matter, can essentially clean themselves of harmful plastics.

August 14, 2014
Total Views: 10

Thursday, March 28, 2013
Blog

Can The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Clean Itself?

We’ve heard it before; the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a problem for which there is no solution. It affects the food chain, it fouls beaches, it’s bad for ships,...

March 28, 2013
Total Views: 69

Saturday, January 8, 2011
NOAA ship garbage retrieval
Uncategorized

Pacific Garbage Patch “Grossly Exaggerated” Says One University Scientist

There is a lot of plastic trash floating in the Pacific Ocean, but claims that the “Great Garbage Patch” between California and Japan is twice the size of Texas are...

January 8, 2011
Total Views: 16

Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Video

Garbage Patch – Plastic Island in the Pacific

With all the recent talk of the Gulf Oil Spill and its effect on the marine environment it is good to take a moment and look at some of the...

July 6, 2010
Total Views: 3

Friday, July 2, 2010
Uncategorized

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch – Mapped

(Source: IMC Brokers) In the broad expanse of the northern Pacific Ocean, there exists the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre, a slowly moving, clockwise spiral of currents created by a high-pressure...

July 2, 2010
Total Views: 421

Saturday, March 13, 2010
Uncategorized

Sunday, March 14 Event – The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, American Museum of Natural History

THE GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH AND THE EFFECTS OF PLASTIC DEBRIS IN OUR OCEANS Part of the Milstein Science Series At The American Museum of Natural History WHEN: Sunday, March...

March 13, 2010
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