#Ocean Cleanup

Ocean Cleanup hauls its first batch of plastic trash back to shore

2 years ago — Quick Read

Has it been smooth sailing? No. But, The Ocean Cleanup has now completed its first successful mission to collect plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch!

Countdown begins for Ocean Cleanup System 001 launch

3 years ago — Long Read

In 10 days, on September 8th, Ocean Cleanup will launch the world’s first ocean cleanup system from an assembly yard in Alameda, out through the San Francisco Bay, toward the...

Busted Boom cuts short Ocean Cleanup’s first trash trial

5 years ago — Long Read

Back in June we looked at Ocean Cleanup's announcement of the first ocean trials of its crowd-funded trash clearing boom. That trial has run into trouble and the team is...

Crowd-funded clean-up boom set to tackle Ocean’s plastic problem

5 years ago — Quick Read

A 100m-long barrier that collects rubbish on the sea’s surface is being tested. If successful, it could be deployed at much larger scales to tackle the ‘great Pacific garbage patch’....

Engineers study rubbish patch in Pacific, in hope of future clear-up

6 years ago — Quick Read

Ocean Cleanup, a Dutch organisation, has brought together volunteers who have spent the last month in the Pacific Ocean collecting data on how much rubbish is in certain areas. A...