Those that know me well, know that I have worked hard to divert the plastics accumulated in my build and daily life, away from the landfills, and into the recycle stream, to do my part to better use these resources and to keep the plastics out of our oceans.
Over the last year I have been following The Ocean Cleanup team as they develop successful technologies to extract the plastic accumulating in our Ocean’s Gyres. Earlier this month they advised their first successful capture of ocean plastic in the Pacific.
Today, during a live press conference, they announced a three year secret side project that involved studying the worlds worst polluting rivers (the source of the Ocean’s plastics) and developing technologies to clean it up before it enters the ocean. Today they introduced their new fully autonomous barge, The Interceptor, that will be deployed in rivers throughout the world that will clean-up virtually all of the plastic flowing past it. This is phenomenal work!