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Ocean Cleanup hits another snag as 60-foot section breaks off

A 60-foot chunk of the Ocean Cleanup device, deployed with much fanfare in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in October, has broken off and the entire plastic collection system will now be towed back to port for an overhaul and upgrade.

Boyan Slat's dream of cleaning up the oceans becomes reality

The world's first prototype ocean barrier that could catch almost 80 percent of plastics floating on the Ocean's surface is set to be deployed this week, the marine litter initiative, Ocean Cleanup announced on Wednesday.

Ocean plastic cleanup device to launch as pilot project in 2016

Two years ago, Boyan Slat, a then 19-year-old Aerospace Engineering student at TU Delft in Holland, made the claim he could cleanup the oceans vast accumulation of plastics and other marine garbage in about five years.

World's first ocean cleaning system to be deployed in 2016

Seoul - Dutch-registered nonprofit, The Ocean Cleanup, today announced that the world’s first system to passively clean up plastic pollution from the oceans will be deployed next year.

Mega Expedition to set sail for Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Los Angeles - On Monday, environmental campaigning organization, Ocean Cleanup, founded by young Dutchman, Boyan Slat, unveiled its Mega Expedition, a massive research undertaking to assess the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

‘Inspirational’ Dutch teenager wins UN's top environmental award

Geneva - Dutchman Boyan Slat has become the youngest ever winner of the United Nations’ top environmental accolade, the Champions of the Earth Award for his inspirational work to clean up the world’s oceans.

From plastic to oil: Making waves with a machine and a vision Special

Vancouver - Upgyres, a Vancouver organization, is looking to use the famous Blest machine that converts plastic into oil as a tool to clean up the North Pacifc plastic garbage patch. My interview with its director sheds light on this enterprise.

19-year-old Dutch student develops ocean cleanup technology

Delft - A 19-year-old Dutch engineering student has devised what he claims is a profitable way to remove millions of tons of plastic waste from the oceans.
 

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The Mega Expedition will take place in August 2015  in which up to 50 vessels will cover a 3 500 000...
The Mega Expedition will take place in August 2015, in which up to 50 vessels will cover a 3,500,000 km² area between Hawaii and California in parallel, creating the first high-resolution map of plastic in the Pacific Ocean.
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Boyan Slat  Founder and CEO of The Ocean Cleanup
Boyan Slat, Founder and CEO of The Ocean Cleanup
The Ocean Cleanup
Artist s impression of how the Tsushima Island array would look. When deployed in 2016 the 2000 mete...
Artist's impression of how the Tsushima Island array would look. When deployed in 2016 the 2000 meter long array would become the world's longest floating structure
The ocean Cleanup
Close-up of one of The Ocean Cleanup s arrays for collecting plastic debris in the oceans
Close-up of one of The Ocean Cleanup's arrays for collecting plastic debris in the oceans
The Ocean Cleanup
Here you can see the platform  conveyor belt and containment apparatus on the array.
Here you can see the platform, conveyor belt and containment apparatus on the array.
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Artist s conception of Boyan Slat s Ocean Cleanup Array.
Artist's conception of Boyan Slat's Ocean Cleanup Array.
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Boyan Slat  teenage founder of the innovative The Ocean Cleanup initiative who has become the younge...
Boyan Slat, teenage founder of the innovative The Ocean Cleanup initiative who has become the youngest recipient of a prestigious UNEP environmental award.
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Boomy McBoomface has been deployed in the North Sea.
Boomy McBoomface has been deployed in the North Sea.
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