Unfortunately, the Great Pacific garbage patch also called Pacific trash vortex in the northern Pacific oceans has held over 1.8 trillion plastic garbage it carries hard to see a piece of plastic that floats over the surface of the ocean water. Moreover, they’re retained eddying in the large area that could be anyplace in Russia and texas.
As we know cleaning up the piece of plastic from the ocean can’t be possible without the help of modern technology. The Ocean Cleanup, founded by Dutch originator Boyan Slat has been working on this problem since he was 18 years old.
on 28 September 2018, the foundation has launched a program in which the company has come up with a new solution for cleaning up ocean garbage. In this program, the company has launched a 2000 foot long U-Shaped barrier into the San Francisco Pacific Ocean.
According to The Ocean Cleanup Statement –
Our floating systems are designed to capture plastics ranging from small pieces just millimeters in size, up to large debris, including massive discarded fishing nets (ghost nets), which can be tens of meters wide.
Models show that a full-scale cleanup system roll-out (a fleet of approximately 60 systems) could clean 50% of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in just five years.
After fleets of systems are deployed into every ocean gyre, combined with source reduction, The Ocean Cleanup projects to be able to remove 90% of ocean plastic by 2040.
Boyan also explains what is system 001 and System 002 and what is next for it in upcoming years.
Cleaning up the ocean with various old ocean cleaning technology such as vessels and nets more precisely it could take thousands of years and billions of dollars to cleaning up the ocean plastic garbage. The Ocean Cleanup until now removed over 50% of the Great Pacific Garbage patch in just 5 years.
How Ocean Clean Up Technology Works
Technically, The cleanup systems work on natural forces to operate the patches a feature that also enhances its survivability in the sharp ocean ecosystem. Both the plastic and system are being sustained by the wind, waves, and current. Nonetheless, to overtake plastics there needs to be a variation in speed within the system and the plastics. Utilizing a sea hook to slow down the system, plastic can be preserved and occupied.
What is System 002
System 002 is an updated version of system 001 that launched in 2018. This system carries more enhanced technology to grab ocean plastic garbage more effectively. According to the Ocean Cleanup, System 002 will be operational till 2021.
The Ocean Clean statement about System 002 –
The aim of this new design is to create a full-scale, fully operational system. The engineering team has initiated the development phase by addressing the essential remaining design challenges – long-term durability and sustained plastic retention – and will test updated features, once completed. System 002 will be a key stepping stone to full-scale cleanup of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch