Picking Up Speed

Picking Up Speed

Aerial Reconnaissance [ OceanCleanup ]  The Ocean Cleanup is a foundation that develops technologies to extract plastic pollution from the oceans and prevent more plastic debris from entering ocean waters. Between September 26 and October 7, 2016 The Ocean Cleanup conducted a series of reconnaissance flights across the Great Pacific Garbage Patch: the Aerial Expedition. The organization was founded in 2013 by Boyan

Boyan Slat

Boyan Slat

Boyan Slat [ Ocean Cleanup ] Once there was a Stone Age, a Bronze Age and now we are in the middle of the Plastic Age. Because every year we produce about 300,000,000 tons of plastic and fraction of that enters rivers, water ways and eventually the oceans. If you want to eat a biscuit nowadays we have to buy a biscuit within

Microplastics

Microplastics

Alice Dunseath [ Ocean Cleanup ] Micro-plastics’ is a stop-motion animation made of bits of plastic found washed up on the shores of Britain and Hawaii. It explains how harmful micro-plastics can be to marine life, our oceans and ourselves. It was one of three films Alice Dunseath was commissioned to make for feature length documentary, ‘Plastic Shores’. Plastic Shores (plasticshoresmovie.com) is a

Oceanscrapers

Oceanscrapers

Serbia [ Ocean Cleanup ] The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a pile of plastic floating in the northern part of the Pacific Ocean. The San Francisco Chronicle claims that the patch now weighs more than 3.5 million tons, 80% of which is plastic waste that reaches more than thirty meters in depth. This area of the Pacific Ocean is a relatively calm

Seas of Plastic

Seas of Plastic

Charles Moore [  Ocean Cleanup ] Let’s talk trash. You know, we had to be taught to renounce the powerful conservation ethic we developed during the Great Depression and World War II. After the war, we needed to direct our enormous production capacity toward creation of products for peacetime. Life Magazine helped in this effort by announcing the introduction of throwaways that would