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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Explained by The Ocean Cleanup

Geschreven op 26-3-2018 - Erik van Erne. Geplaatst in Afval Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmail

The Ocean Clean UpThe Great Pacific Garbage Patch is the largest accumulation of ocean plastic in the world and is located between Hawaii and California.

Scientists of The Ocean Cleanup Foundation have conducted the most extensive analysis ever of this area.

See also: The Ocean Plastic Cleanup of Boyan Slat by VPRO Backlight Documentary

See also: The Ocean Cleanup: How We Showed the Oceans Could Clean Themselves – The Ocean Array Platform: Ocean Trash Cleaner to Debut off Japanese Island Tsushima – Can We Save Our Oceans from Plastic and Remove the Great Pacific Garbage Patch by CNN Eco Solutions

TEDxGreatPacificGarbagePatch: Living a Sustainable Life by Ed Begley Jr – TEDxGreatPacificGarbagePatch: The Economic Injustice of Plastic by Van Jones – TEDxGreatPacificGarbagePatch: The Ocean is Connected to Everything by Dr. Sylvia Earle –TEDxGreatPacificGarbagePatch: Tackling Our Nature Deficiency Disorder by David deRotschild – The Throwaway Mentality and The 5 Oceanic Gyres – Can We Save Our Oceans from Plastic and Remove the Great Pacific Garbage Patch by CNN Eco Solutions – A Plastic Ocean: The Request? Rethink Plastic – Seabin Project by Pete Ceglinski and Andrew Turton: Cleaning our Oceans One Marina at a Time

Plastic State of Mind: Parody with Purpose – Short Film: True Life Story Of A Plastic Bag by Ramin Bahrani – The Majestic Plastic Bag A Mockumentary – Garbage! The Revolution Starts at Home – The Trashy Bags Story: Our Bags are Complete Trash – Bag It The Movie: Is Your Life Too Plastic?

Great Pacific Garbage Patch: Plastic Soup and Plastic Planet – Plastic Soep by Jesse Goossens Plastic Planet – Recycled Island: Cleaning our Oceans and Creating a Floating City – The Plastiki Expedition by David de Rothschild – The House of Plastic: Prefab Homes made of Plastic Garbage – From Oil to Plastic and from Plastic back to Oil: The Magic Box by Akinori Ito – The Plastiki Expedition by David de Rothschild: On National Geographic Channel – Plastic Whale

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  1. Erik van Erne zegt:

    26 maart 2018 om 15:05 | Permalink

    The New Picture of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch 2018 by Boyan Slat

    1.8 trillion pieces of plastic weighing 80,000 metric tons are currently afloat in an area known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch – and it is rapidly getting worse. These are the main conclusions of a three year mapping effort conducted by The Ocean Cleanup Research team.

  2. Erik van Erne zegt:

    21 augustus 2018 om 17:29 | Permalink

    A.P. Moller – Maersk is providing marine support to The Ocean Cleanup

    By installing a pilot clean-up system in the Pacific. The project marks the world’s first major initiative for collection of plastic from the ocean.

    Global plastic production has risen steadily since the 1950’s with over 5 trillion pieces of plastic currently estimated to be littering all the major ocean basins. The Ocean Cleanup, a non-profit organisation and globally recognised frontrunner in reducing plastic pollution, has developed a 600m long floating buoy system with a screen to collect plastic debris for recycling.

    In September 2018, the first offshore cleaning system will be installed by Maersk Supply Service’s AHTS vessel, Maersk Launcher, in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP), located 1200 nautical miles off the coast of San Francisco.

    The installation of the first clean-up system is partly funded by A.P. Moller – Maersk and DeepGreen. Currently, DeepGreen has Maersk Launcher on charter and has released it to perform the operation for the Ocean Cleanup.

    Ensuring a healthy environment
    The total contribution is around USD 2m in vessel services and equipment which also includes providing transportation of equipment needed for the installation of Cleanup System 001, from the UK and Denmark to San Francisco, as well as providing open top containers for the collected plastic.

    “A. P. Moller – Maersk contributes to the protection of the ocean environment through enhancing the sustainability of all our activities both at sea and on land,” says Claus V. Hemmingsen, Vice CEO of A.P. Moller – Maersk and CEO of the Energy division.

    “In addition to always taking great care that our operations do not pollute the oceans with plastic, we are also very pleased to take part in the world’s first major collection of plastics from the ocean. As a responsible maritime operator, we are committed to ensuring that the oceans can remain a healthy environment for generations to come,” he adds.

    The Ocean Cleanup’s long-term ambition is to install at least 60 systems to remove 50% of the 80,000 tonnes of plastic in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch within five years.

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