The great pacific garbage patch

Sustainability issue:  The great pacific garbage patch is a water and waste pollution issue. This patch of marine debris located in the pacific ocean has been stuck there for years due to the pacific vortex which keeps it circling the waters

  • Instead of chasing after the waste, the “Ocean CleanUp” will instead deploy barriers that use the same water currents that makes the waste stuck in place, to collect that same exact waste.
  • Sea life will not be impacted as only lighter than water plastic objects will get caught in the net.
  • Over 10 years, these nets can clean up half of this waste.

Organizational stakeholders: International Coastal Cleanup, Trash Free Seas, Greenpeace International

3 steps to deploy technology: – Introducing the idea to the organizational stakeholders who can fund it, soliciting help and materials from individuals if this is to be done from volunteer work (already being done), sensitizing populations so they are more willing to help when it comes to waters that we all share and that do not affect their immediate lives.

Article: http://magicseaweed.com/news/the-great-pacific-garbage-patch-solution/7615

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One thought on “The great pacific garbage patch

  1. This is a heart wrenching situation with the garbage patch and I commend anyone who’s looking to try and mitigate or clean it up. There’s a colleague of mine who’s got an interesting approach to turn the garbage into energy. I think this is the next suggested step in the “supply chain” if you’ve found a way to collect it. Check out his technology and let me know if you’ve an interest as I can make introductions as needed.

    http://www.frontlinewaste.com

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