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The Ocean Cleanup project is revealing its limitations

It was one of the big hopes for 2019, but it seems that cleaning up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch will take longer than anticipated.

01/07/2019 3:00 PM
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  • Nouman K.
    01/07/2019 15:27

    What about Dredging?

  • Miriam G.
    01/07/2019 15:41

    We are destroying our beautiful world. 😥😥😥

  • Nabin B.
    01/07/2019 15:52

    Ocean clean-up should be the uphill task for the volunteers but possible for Americans

  • Jeroným V.
    01/07/2019 16:19

    Who even thought that this will be efficient enough?

  • Ann F.
    01/07/2019 16:31

    I hope he gets the kinks worked out.

  • Edith S.
    01/07/2019 18:07

    Keep up the research and experiments. It's important and positive work and innovation can't get it right straight away.

  • Telis L.
    01/07/2019 19:01

    Nevertheless, it is a step to the right direction. The effort must continue. In any case, the first thing that needs to be done is to stop the pollution!

  • Denis G.
    01/07/2019 20:16

    I bet military navy of the nations around the 🌎 could help a lot but they are too busy with more important things I guess...

  • Rene C.
    01/07/2019 20:19

    Of course it is just effective for publicity and awareness but further a marginal thing!

  • Robin G.
    01/07/2019 20:57

    Learning curve.keep going

  • Robin G.
    01/07/2019 20:58

    20 million how does that compare with military spending. Its pennies

  • Tlalli M.
    01/07/2019 21:01

    Keep going, you are doing great job❤️

  • Kasie I.
    01/08/2019 00:55

    Humans are the worst!

  • David R.
    01/08/2019 02:24

    This is just a setback. This is part of prototyping new systems. Our oceans need our help and if this succeeds it will greatly reverse our damages. I hope they open crowd funding. We need to solve our plastic problem and our overfishing problem.

  • Tanawgis D.
    01/08/2019 03:18

    fuck

  • Dale B.
    01/08/2019 03:54

    Pretty hard to clean up when it just keeps coming from where ever the hell it comes from.

  • Lai G.
    01/08/2019 08:36

    And when the cleanup is done, another batch of rubbish will come :(. People should be stopping companies from producing more and more plastic especially in third world countries like ours where there is literally plastic in every consumable item you buy in the markets. Every toy, every gadget, appliance is made to be thrown away after a few years of use instead of being fixed. They used to wrap food in paper and leaves before, what happened to us. In Asia, you see small sachets and packets of shampoos, soaps, detergents, cosmetics etc. It's depressing. They target poor countries too and I suppose where people are less disciplined and a lot cannot afford to buy in bulk and choose buying the cheaper ones to save money.

  • Carol H.
    01/08/2019 09:16

    Keep going guys .At least you’re trying !

  • Christina S.
    01/08/2019 09:16

    At least they are doing something. 💖I have been following since the projekt startet, and have now joined the lokal Sea environment watch movement, that hands out bags for garbage in the beaches. 💖

  • Lisa T.
    01/08/2019 10:52

    So what will happen to all the plastic cos that's a lot of plastic it's consuming. If it's working like a huge vacumm the vacuum needs to be emptied from time to time.