#Ocean Cleanup

Countdown begins for Ocean Cleanup System 001 launch

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 infamous Great Pacific Garbage Patch. We first talked about the crowd-funded ocean cleaning company back in 2016...

Busted Boom cuts short Ocean Cleanup’s first trash trial

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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 having to haul the barrier back to shore after it was bent out of shape. Aerial photographs from...

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

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’. Today a prototype barrier, which stretches over 100m, was towed 12 miles out to sea for the start...