Every year, millions of tons of plastic enter the oceans. The Ocean Cleanup is a non-profit organization who gets rid of the plastic in the oceans. Their goal? To clean up 90% of the floating ocean plastic pollution.
5 trillion pieces of plastic
Currently there are over 5 trillion pieces of plastic litter in the ocean. Floating plastics are trapped in the patches and will keep circulating until they break down into smaller and smaller pieces, becoming harder to clean up. It is also increasingly easier to mistake for food by sealife.
How it works
- The circulating currents in the garbage patch move the plastic around, creating natural ever-shifting hotspots of higher concentration.
- By maintaining a relative speed difference to the plastic, the plastic can be caught in the retention zone of the cleanup system.
- Once the system is full, the back of the retention zone is taken aboard, sealed off, detached from the system, and emptied on board of the vessel.
- Once the containers are full of plastic onboard, they bring them back to the shore for recycling. They make a plan on making durable and valuable products for each system batch: like these sunglasses.
Last July, the project removed 100.000 KG plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (located between Hawaii and California). We are so proud of the Ocean Cleanup team for crossing this milestone.
It is our strong believe that one of the most daring challenges in reaching a respective sustainable platform is to free our oceans from plastic and the great plastic soup. Plastics floating in our oceans poisons the salty waters and is being eaten by the fish.
The Logo of OCEANO represents the waves of the 5 great world oceans: Atlantic, Pacific, Indian Northern and Southern Arctic. Therefore, we support the ocean Cleanup project with a donation of 10% of each order. This way we hope to contribute our bit to the project.
Do you want to know more about the Cleanup project? Go visit https://theoceancleanup.com/