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Dec 12 - A device invented by 25-yearold is finally catching trash in the Pacific Garbage
 

 
The Ocean Cleanup

At age 19, entrepreneur Boyan Slat founded The Ocean Cleanup, a nonprofit that aims to rid the oceans of plastic.

The organization's U-shaped device is now collecting plastic the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a trash-filled vortex that's more than twice the size of Texas.

In December, the group hauled 60 bags of plastic debris into the Vancouver Harbor.

The team wants to turn that debris into a new product by September 2020.

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It has been six years since 25-year-old Boyan Slat began developing a system to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a trash-filled vortex in the Pacific Ocean that's more than twice the size of Texas.

In 2013, Slat's organization, The Ocean Cleanup, debuted a U-shaped device that passively collects plastic in its fold like a giant arm. At first, the system hit several snags, including a flaw that caused the plastic to spill back into the ocean.

But in October, the group announced that the device was finally capturing and retaining plastic. Now, The Ocean Cleanup has brought some of that trash back to shore for the first time. Earlier this month, the group hauled 60 bags of plastic debris into the Vancouver Harbor.

"We actually have the first plastic back on land," Slat said at a press conference on Thursday. "It fills me with a lot of pride and joy."

Behind him sat heaps of plastic material covered in salt and algae.

"It's absolute garbage," Slat said. "This stuff has been in the ocean likely for decades. "

But he has a plan for all that waste: The Ocean Cleanup intends to recycle the plastic and turn it into some kind of product. What that item will be has yet to be announced, but Slat said the team hopes to start selling it by September 2020.


The Ocean Cleanup's plastic-catching device works

When The Ocean Cleanup hauled the plastic to shore, it marked the end of mission one — an attempt to prove that its plastic-catching system actually works. The organization wants to clean up half of the garbage patch in the next five years.

"You might wonder: It's 20 years ago that this patch was discovered. Why hasn't anyone cleaned this yet? Well, it turns out that it's actually pretty difficult," Slat said. "It's one of the roughest environments on the face of the planet."

The Ocean Cleanup

Next, the organization plans to launch a full-scale, fully operational system for cleaning plastic — a more advanced application of the technology it just tested. But Slat said there are still technical challenges ahead, like ensuring that the device can withstand the long-term wear and tear of the ocean.

There's also a financial hurdle.

Although The Ocean Cleanup has secured funding from major Silicon Valley donors like Peter Thiel and Marc Benioff, the organization eventually wants its system to pay for itself. Hence the new plan to turn collected plastic into a sellable product.

'These are not going to be gimmicks'

Slat said 100% of the sales of whatever product The Ocean Cleanup creates will go toward financing further cleanup of the garbage patch. The group also plans to work with DNV GL, a group that develops technical standards for operations at sea, to create a public certification for products made from ocean plastic.

Right now, Slat added, companies can claim that their products are made of recycled ocean plastic even if that ocean plastic makes up just 1% or less of the item. The Ocean Cleanup's goal is to create a product made entirely of recycled plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

But one of the challenges in taking on this project, Slat said, is that plastic debris is often weathered, making it harder to reuse. The Ocean Cleanup recently found that the majority of the items they retrieved from the garbage patch in 2015 were from the 2000s. Some were decades older. But Slat still thinks it's possible to repurpose the waste.

"These are not going to be gimmicks," he said. "These are going to be products that you actually want."

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 1 month ago '04        #2
qutaboi225  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x6
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 1 month ago '17        #3
ddy807 
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been following his story since i seen him on vice at 19. good sh*t.
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 1 month ago '14        #4
consigliereA 
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 1 month ago '16        #5
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This is dope. The kind of sh*t I like to see man
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 1 month ago '19        #6
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Hope the upcoming generation continues trends like this and clean up the garbage left by us and our fathers. Good Post
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 1 month ago '07        #7
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that's dope
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 1 month ago '17        #8
Jdog168  OP
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 ddy807 said
been following his story since i seen him on vice at 19. good sh*t.
I remember that piece as well. I also remember a few years ago it failed the first couple of times and people were laughing at him like it's never gonna work. Some times you have to fail to succeed.
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 1 month ago '18        #9
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 Jdog168 said
I remember that piece as well. I also remember a few years ago it failed the first couple of times and people were laughing at him like it's never gonna work. Some times you have to fail to succeed.
In life you always fail before you succeed
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 1 month ago '05        #10
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I don't understand how this guy doesn't get more shine. That dumb chick Greta whatever wins Time Person of the Year because she got mad at the older generation but doesn't really offer any ideas to help the problem.
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 1 month ago '13        #11
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Props to that man and his team!
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 1 month ago '08        #12
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 1 month ago '08        #13
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 ddy807 said
been following his story since i seen him on vice at 19. good sh*t.
Yeah I saw lil homie on VICE

 1 month ago '04        #14
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 QualityRecords said
I don't understand how this guy doesn't get more shine. That dumb chick Greta whatever wins Time Person of the Year because she got mad at the older generation but doesn't really offer any ideas to help the problem.
so true

 1 month ago '06        #15
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Even after his failures to get this going, I still believed in him. This guy is not stopping

 1 month ago '19        #16
Aquarella 
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Where did he get the money from?

 1 month ago '18        #17
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They've been saying the children are the future forever... Them n*ggas finally ready. Gen fruit saved us!
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 1 month ago '19        #18
blessings  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x81
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Third worlds are filthy
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 1 month ago '19        #19
blessings  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x81
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They've been saying the children are the future forever... Them n*ggas finally ready. Gen fruit saved us!
Still no flying cars just old washed men from your generation depending on is

 1 month ago '16        #20
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 BrooklynDamien said
They've been saying the children are the future forever... Them n*ggas finally ready. Gen fruit saved us!
 blessings said
Still no flying cars just old washed men from your generation depending on is
unless one of you is 19 and the other is 39 you’re from the same generation.......

 1 month ago '19        #21
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Yo that ish is pretty f'in dope!!! At the same time do y'all see the size of some of the ish?? F'in pebbles smfh!!! We're like f'in pests just destroying our planet, our neighborhoods, our homes, and each other and it's just f'in sad for real



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