back

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
  • 2.2m
  • 326

120 comments

  • Mamta G.
    02/24/2019 16:15

    Best wishes for your work

  • Amoris W.
    02/24/2019 07:49

    You’re surprised that hundreds of years of dumping into the ocean and billions of tons of plastic is going to take “longer than expected” to clean up? And if we don’t eliminate plastic, it’s never going to end.

  • Trent R.
    02/24/2019 02:07

    Process the plastic in the ships or platforms that tow it , making as many barriers parts out the recycled plastic that you can , then being able deploying more Without having to go to shore as much with less waste .

  • Corina G.
    02/24/2019 00:51

    Why are we not helping him to fix the design? This could enable everyone's behavior if they all see its potential to reverse A LOT of damage already caused on the planet from trash. 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

  • El D.
    02/23/2019 21:50

    i think Elon musk should provide all necessary support to this project..

  • Nikhil B.
    02/23/2019 19:05

    The root cause is Bigger nations are dumping this garbage in oceans and no one is hitting the root cause. Cleaning is a temporary solution, though much needed

  • Kit M.
    02/23/2019 16:56

    Don't give up!

  • Candace B.
    02/23/2019 15:08

    I'm sure if enough ships vacuum this into tanks deliver it to shore line tanks and put it thru rigorous straining, they could release it back to the ocean hopefully plastic free. It should be paid for by the companies that create plastic and the companies who demand everything they manufacture is encased by plastic, and the companies that still sell these products in plastic. Do it over and over til the ocean is clean again. With the plastic collected make bricks. And stop making new plastic.

  • Yannick L.
    02/23/2019 14:57

    Continue. Explore. Develop. Adapt. Overcome. But what being done about its rootcause? The plastic filled river leading to thé massiv plastic in the ocean?

  • Dian V.
    02/23/2019 14:56

    If you are not part of the solution, make an effort to eliminate your single use plastic every day. They will keep perfecting the process to clean up the mess we have created, so give a little help by eliminating the problem.

  • Joni A.
    02/23/2019 14:23

    WHERE IS UNITED NATION???????

  • Joni A.
    02/23/2019 14:20

    WELCOME TO GARBAGE EARTH!!!

  • Nevin S.
    02/23/2019 14:13

    Clean up the FAKE news first

  • Elisa Z.
    02/23/2019 14:11

    💪👍🏻

  • Elaine G.
    02/22/2019 18:50

    STOP DUMPING YOUR GARBAGE IN THE WATHERS. It got there not my itself people

  • Ariful I.
    01/31/2019 17:22

    good job

  • Thatoe A.
    01/31/2019 15:13

    !!

  • Anil S.
    01/31/2019 13:43

    I suggest that every ship should also be equipped with some trash cleaning device .

  • Anil S.
    01/31/2019 13:41

    It should be used for both i. e. cleaning and power generation .

  • Iftekhar A.
    01/31/2019 12:16

    Great job