- Sustainability Problems Addressed: Water, Waste and Health
- Summary: A) The oceans are being littered with tons of plastic debris, with the Pacific garbage patch alone containing an estimated 5 million pieces of micro-plastic pieces, B) This affects our food chain as fish eat these micro plastic and we subsequently consume the same debris C) A student has developed a technology to capture 50% of the debris within the next five years D) The name of the project is named The Ocean Cleanup and found at https://www.theoceancleanup.com/
- State fisheries managers and environmental organizations
- The technology has just been deployed after a challenging start from the beginning of the year. The project has been heavily funded by silicon valley.
By Octavio Franco
oaf2118 / Fall 2017 – Week 2