The Ocean Cleanup has managed to collect “60 one-cubic-meter plastic bags” from the Pacific Ocean

Boyan Slat proposed the idea for the Ocean Cleanup machine - a giant device to collect ocean plastic. Since then, he managed to raise the funds to build it, test it, and finally get a functional prototype out into the Pacific Ocean. The initial...

The Ocean Cleanup has managed to collect “60 one-cubic-meter plastic bags” from the Pacific Ocean
Boyan Slat proposed the idea for the Ocean Cleanup machine - a giant device to collect ocean plastic. Since then, he managed to raise the funds to build it, test it, and finally get a functional prototype out into the Pacific Ocean. The initial prototype, System 001, did not retain the plastic as it should, and the system suffered a fatigue fracture, so the system had to return to the shore.