The use of plastics has skyrocketed over the past 50 years, rising to 335 million metrictons in 2016. Yet only one-third of plastic waste is recycled, with the rest polluting the environment – including our waters. The World Economic Forum has forecasted that by 2050, the amount of plastics in oceans worldwide will exceed that of fish.
To remove plastic debris from oceans by merging technology with nature. Founded in 2013, The Ocean Cleanup Array is a large-scale, passive collection systems positioned at strategic points in the oceans, using currents to maximize the amount of waste extracted.
The Ocean Cleanup: a foundation dedicated to the development of technologies to clean the oceans.