The Ocean Cleanup

Founding Year: 2013

Staff: 25


Boyan Slat (CEO & Founder)

Is an organization that “develops advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic.” It aims to “let the ocean currents do the work by installing U-shaped screens that would channel floating plastic to a central point to be extracted and shipped to shore for recycling into durable products.” Its “passive systems are estimated to remove half the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, every 5 years from full-scale deployment.”

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The Ocean Cleanup contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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