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Research – Closing The Ocean Plastic Mass Balance

I am Mathias Egger, I am a marine scientist working in Ocean Cleanup, and I study ocean plastic pollution. My research is mainly focused on the question of how much plastic is in the ocean and where it ultimately turns out. So, how many are floating on the surface and …

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Did The Ocean Cleanup Project Fail?

You’ve probably seen this before. Most likely, it was one of those things that you saw around Facebook for about a week, and then never heard from again. This is the first stand-alone Ocean Cleanup system. It was launched in September 2018, and since then little has been heard about …

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The Ocean Cleanup Technology, Explained

a trillion pieces of plastic floats on the surface of the Great Pacific Trash. Ocean Cleanup is deploying the world’s first technology solution to this growing problem. The principle underlying this is simple: create a coastline where there is none … concentrate plastic … and pull it out. The system …

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