Kristine Lofgren

Help Save the World's Oceans by Supporting the Ocean Cleanup Array!

by , 06/21/14

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Plastic waste in the ocean is no joke – there are millions of tons of it out there, wreaking all kinds of havoc on sea life and the ocean’s ecology. It’s easy to feel helpless, especially since the problem has become so enormous, but there is a way that even the most land-locked citizens can help clean things up. The Ocean Cleanup Array, invented by 19-year old Boyan Slat, has proven to be a viable solution for cleaning the oceans – and that’s where you come in. Right now the Ocean Cleanup team is looking for funding to launch the project so that we can finally start removing a significant amount of plastic from the ocean, and your donation could make all the difference.

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The Ocean Cleanup Array works by anchoring a network of floating booms, which collect and process trash in a central platform. The idea received some criticism, so a year-long study was launched to determine if the idea could really work. The research shows that not only could the idea work, but the Ocean Cleanup Array could suck up half of the Pacific Garbage patch in just 10 years. Without funding, however, the problem will just continue to grow.

Related: 19-Year-Old’s Ocean Cleanup Array Could Clean Half the Pacific Garbage Patch in 10 Years, Study Shows

Ocean Cleanup has launched a crowd funding campaign with a goal of $2,000,000 to help fund the project. Right now the project has reached 30 percent of its goal with 87 days left. So if you want to help make the ocean a safer, cleaner place for sea life and humans alike, you can make a donation here. On top of making a huge difference for the whole planet, you could also nab some fun Ocean Cleanup swag in the process, from t-shirts to an expedition to an actual garbage patch.

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Lead photo by Chris Jordan via Midway Film

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  1. Maryanna Matias June 19, 2014 at 4:22 am

    So the companies that knowingly produce tons of unsuitable products plastic containers, get scott free. We again and again have to foot the bill.
    Everybody knows that SOLUTION is available, although NO ONE is least interested on pursuing a viable and obvious solution it.
    Well done to our youth Boyan Slatt’s for think on a way out.
    I think the plastic manufactures which will carry on producing more plastic, destined to daily use should be restricted to the bare necessities, medical and poisonous usage.
    Just remember it is the tip of the iceberg. This young man and co. will spend the rest of his life tackling it. We must STOP production. 10 years is enough time to STOP plastic containers mass production.

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