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Even though, by mass, the plastic in the gyres is relatively small several hundred thousand tons compared to the global annual plastic input millions of tons , its long residence time results in a very large impact.
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Both the plastic and system are being carried by the current. Together they manage the foundation. However, wind and waves propel only the system, as the floater sits just above the water surface, while the plastic is primarily just beneath it. Innovation At The Ocean Cleanup, we believe "the impossible" is temporary.
Ocean currents concentrate plastic in five areas in the world: Imagine your next phone, chair, car bumper or sunglasses could be made from plastic retrieved from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
High performance We value results, not process.
This gradual scale-up also allows us to learn from the field and continuously improve the technology along the way. Algorithms help specify the optimal deployment locations, after which the systems roam the gyres autonomously.
Scalable By gradually adding systems to the gyre, we mitigate the need for full financing upfront. Remuneration policy The members of the Supervisory Board are not entitled to any remuneration. After entering the oceans, plastic either sinks, beaches or makes its way out to an ocean gyre.
In line with the usual two-tier system in the Netherlands, executive management is separated from the non-executive, supervisory, role.
By selling our branded material for reuse, we aim to eventually make the cleanup self-sustainable. Latest Updates from System 001 Follow the mission.
Waves, winds and currents make the plastic move in a certain manner. Basic principles.
Due to this persistency, plastic in the patches has enough time to fragment into small and dangerous microplastic exacerbating the problem. The challenge of cleaning up the gyres is the plastic pollution spreads across millions of square kilometers and travels in all directions.
You cannot "un-invent" something. Energy neutral Our systems fully rely on the natural ocean currents and do not require an external energy source to catch and concentrate the plastic.
The members of the Supervisory Board are not entitled to any remuneration. All electronics used, such as lights and AIS, will be powered by solar energy.
We believe that a cleanup mission and preventive activities go hand in hand, since a cleanup could bring unprecedented levels of attention to the problem, as well as make ocean plastic visible.
By gradually adding systems to the gyre, we mitigate the need for full financing upfront.
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