Thursday, September 16, 2021
Maersk Container Next To Ocean Trash

Is ‘The Ocean Cleanup’ A Major Fail For Partners Maersk And Coca-Cola?

, The Ocean Cleanup’s young Dutch founder Boyan Slat does not often venture out onto the open ocean and can't fully see why his project is failing but, after 120 hours of deployment last month, his vessels burned tons of fuel to scoop up less than a single garbage truck’s standard haul.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2021
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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
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Thursday, January 14, 2021
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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: 4867

Monday, December 16, 2019
Maritime News

First Plastic from Great Pacific Garbage Patch Arrives Onshore in Vancouver

The Dutch non-profit led by young entrepreneur Boyan Slat is just now bringing the first batch of ocean plastic back to shore following a successful mission to the Great Pacific...

December 16, 2019
Total Views: 35

Thursday, October 3, 2019
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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

Friday, January 4, 2019
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Maritime News

Structural Issue Forces U-Shaped Ocean Cleanup System to Leave Great Pacific Garbage Patch, But Return Planned for 2019

The u-shaped cleanup system that was deployed to the Pacific Garbage patch last fall is headed back to port for repairs due to a “structural malfunctioning” of the system, the...

January 4, 2019
Total Views: 69

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Maritime News

After Successful Trials, Maersk Launcher Towing First Ocean Cleanup System to Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The world’s first large-scale ocean cleanup system is now headed to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch after successfully completing sea trials off the coast California. The Ocean Cleanup Project announced...

October 3, 2018
Total Views: 242

Monday, September 10, 2018

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
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Thursday, August 16, 2018
Maritime News

Maersk Supply Service AHTS Selected to Deploy World’s First Large-Scale Ocean Plastic Cleanup System

Maersk Supply Service has signed on to support The Ocean Cleanup, the Dutch non-profit that is developing technology to clean the ocean of plastic waste. For their role in the...

August 16, 2018
Total Views: 83

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Maritime News

Dutch Foundation Unveils Prototype System to Rid the World’s Oceans of Plastic

A Dutch foundation developing an advanced clean-up system to rid the world’s oceans of plastic has unveiled its first-ever prototype to be launched later this week in the North Sea....

June 22, 2016
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Monday, August 24, 2015

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
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Sunday, June 7, 2015

20-Year-Old Inventor Announces Colossal Ocean Plastic Cleaning System

“Taking care of the world’s ocean garbage problem is one of the largest environmental challenges mankind faces today.” said Boyan Slat, 20-year old founder and CEO of The Ocean Cleanup just...

June 7, 2015
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Thursday, August 14, 2014

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
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Thursday, March 28, 2013

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
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