Home Tags Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Tag: Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The massive plastic-cleaning device invented by a 24-year-old ran into problems in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Take a look at its difficult journ...

The Ocean Cleanup's plastic-collecting tool was recently deployed in the Pacific Ocean, but began spilling the plastic it had collected.

A new version of the massive plastic cleanup device invented by a 24-year-old is returning to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The device returned to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, this time taking off from Vancouver Island, but its success is still uncertain.
Boyan Slat on the day of the first system's launch.

The massive plastic-cleaning device in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch probably won’t hurt sea creatures — but there’s still a big p...

Environmentalists predicted that the tool would endanger marine life, but The Ocean Cleanup found that animals have been ignoring the device.
Fish swim near a plastic fork and a bottle at the Samandag Cevlik Akcay diving site off the coast of Samandag, Turkey on December 6, 2018.

More plastic pollution is swirling in the deep ocean than in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. It’s even showing up in the intestines of sea crea...

An exploration of the sea floor in Monterey Bay revealed that the highest amount of microplastics accumulates 2,000 feet below the surface.

An explorer who dove to the deepest point in the ocean found a plastic bag and candy wrappers at the bottom

Explorer Victor Vescovo found trash at the bottom of the Challenger Deep, the deepest known point on Earth.
Boyan Slat on the day of the first system's launch.

The massive ocean-cleanup device invented by a 24-year-old broke down in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Here’s what went wrong.

The Ocean Cleanup's 2,000-foot-long device was spilling plastic into the ocean instead of cleaning it and had to return to shore in December.
The 2,000-foot-long plastic cleaning array, known as "Wilson."

The massive ocean cleanup device invented by a 24-year-old is spilling plastic in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The Ocean Cleanup's plastic-collecting tool is still struggling to do its job in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

The massive ocean cleanup device invented by a 24-year-old is running into problems in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The Ocean Cleanup, which is trying to remove plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, ran into problems in its first month of deployment.
The swimmer Ben Lecomte 1,000 nautical miles (about 1,150 miles) off the coast of Japan on his way across the Pacific.

The Frenchman racing to become the first person to swim across the Pacific is calling it quits, but he says he’ll be back next year

Ben Lecomte is calling it quits, but he says he'll dip his fins back into the Pacific next summer, pointed toward the Pacific Garbage Patch.
Straw bans alone won't solve anything. But maybe they're a start.

The real reason why so many cities and businesses are banning plastic straws has nothing to do with straws at all

Starbucks has vowed to get its iconic green sippers completely off store shelves by 2020, while Seattle banned all plastic utensils, including straws, from bars and businesses city-wide earlier this month. The truth is that straws are just the tip of the plastic waste trash heap.