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.