Archive – Dutch crew “The Ocean Cleanup” can be seen during a stop at Vancouver Harbor. Photo: Daryl Dyke / The Canadian Press / AB / DPA
Of the nine missions, the organization collected nearly 29 tons of plastic waste at sea level, the organization announced Wednesday in Victoria, Canada. According to him, this successful test technology is proof that it works and that the seas can be cleaned of debris, said Boen Slot, a Dutchman who started and led the organization in the presence of newspaper representatives. “I think this is really a victory for humanity,” the 27-year-old said.
At the end of July, the revised system 002, nicknamed “Jenny”, was renamed the Great Pacific Garbage Project off the west coast of Canada. Scientists estimate that 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic will be collected in this cycle in the Pacific. The garbage collector from “The Ocean Cleanup” is an 800 meter long net construction that is slowly pulled through the water by two U-shaped towers. The plastic waste collected in it is loaded on ships and recycled on land.
After the completion of the test phase, the company said System 002 will have to travel again on Thursday. According to the “Ocean Cleansing” plans, the fleet of ten cleaning systems with a length of 2500 meters must be in use for a long time. The goal is to halve the amount of garbage in the large Pacific trash can every five years.
In September 2018 the first garbage collector started from San Francisco. However, during its testing process the system was damaged and could not catch the debris as planned. There have been many failures in developing this program which is supported by institutions and universities. There is also criticism of the performance and stability of the system.
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