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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

149 comments

  • Lavelle D.
    09/04/2019 21:30

    Students Invent Bacteria That Eat Plastic From The Oceans And Turn It Into Water. ... Currently the novelty is a bacterium , developed by students Jeanny Yao and Miranda Wang , who have been developing this project since their school years and today reap the fruits of it.May 22, 2019

  • Donna S.
    06/18/2019 15:20

    Thanks for trying and I pray that you will continue and eventually be successful.

  • Gemma L.
    06/02/2019 20:10

    Well done 👍 Keep trying!!! It’s absolutely disgusting that we are even having to deal with this kind of thing.c

  • Kyria P.
    06/02/2019 10:28

    What you are doing and trying to achieve is amazing. Is gives me hope and warms my heart to see how you are making a difference. Things of this amplitude take time...don’t give up and don’t get discouraged. Well done 😊

  • Howard A.
    05/20/2019 11:57

    We are told to recycle. The plastic garbage is shipped to countries in Asia. Unused plastic is dumped in the rivers and into the ocean. Maybe look at that whole recycle thing.

  • Diane W.
    05/19/2019 20:17

    What happens to sea life that gets scooped up with the trash?

  • Juan B.
    05/13/2019 12:47

    still a great achievement

  • Marie B.
    05/10/2019 21:21

    Well done, Boyan! This young inventor has made this project his focus since around the age of 16 - he's now 24. Over eight years of his life dedicated to fixing one of the largest plastic issues on our planet. Building this massive structure and using the environment's natural rhythm (current/wind) to collect the plastic - he and his team are absolutely brilliant! The rest of us lowly humans need to consciously cut waaay back on buying items made out of plastic. Once you buy it it's here for hundreds of years! Always think before purchasing: #1 Do I actually need to buy this item at all? #2 Can I buy it made out of a material other than plastic?

  • John M.
    05/10/2019 19:30

    Can anyone provide an aerial or satellite photo link of this garbage patch that is as big as Texas? I would greatly appreciate it.

  • Paul M.
    05/10/2019 05:44

    Just keep trying boys you’ll get it right eventually

  • Amie B.
    05/07/2019 21:10

    Thank you for all your hard work for the oceans. Could this idea be modified to attach to a ship/ boat. So they can be cleaning up as they are out and about anyway? Not that anyone important will read my comment. Lol

  • William M.
    05/06/2019 13:09

    Keep trying. But this only grabs the crap on the surface. There is a LOT that is below.

  • Danny B.
    05/05/2019 11:42

    I would like someone to contact me I have something that will work much much better and it would also work on oil slicks. Maybe Brut nature will give me a buzz get back to me. This is no joke.

  • Kelly B.
    05/02/2019 20:32

    👍

  • Taipan S.
    04/30/2019 00:06

    Good

  • Tara B.
    04/29/2019 05:49

    Until we STOP producing plastics completely, and devise an actual solution for the plastic we have already made, we aren’t actually getting rid of it when we collect it - we’re just moving it from one place on our planet, to another. And wherever it is, it is breaking down into micro plastic and polluting and poisoning this earth. Obviously we should get it out of the oceans, but we need to think bigger than just moving it around.

  • Carmela A.
    04/28/2019 00:14

    They can always improve it.. better than nothing ... of course no one has control over the ocean waters..

  • Michael R.
    04/27/2019 22:38

    good start may I help ?

  • Patsy W.
    04/27/2019 07:35

    At least he's trying to do something.

  • August W.
    04/26/2019 12:26

    I wouldn't say taking 2 tons of trash out of the ocean is a complete failure...

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