31 Jul '18, 11am

Date revealed for first Ocean Cleanup array launch

Date revealed for first Ocean Cleanup array launch

The world is not short of good ideas. And most of them never come to fruition. So when the world started paying attention to (then) teenager Boylan Slat's plan to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch , I think it was not unreasonable for folks to express some skepticism. But the idea has kept on growing. And The Ocean Cleanup has just announced the launch date for its first full-size array—and that launch date is really, really soon. On September 8th, 2018, the 600 meter long Array 001 will make its way out from Alameda, under the Golden Gate Bridge, and out into the Pacific ocean. From there, it will undergo a couple of months of tow tests and trials in the Pacific, before being towed out to its final destination in The Great Pacific Garbage Patch. There, it will begin the job of collecting trash for removal and recycling—using its passive, energy neutral mode of oper...

Full article: https://www.treehugger.com/plastic/date-revealed-first-oc...

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