[permaculture] First Ocean Plastic Garbage Collector to Be Deployed in 2016 | World Maritime News

Lawrence London lfljvenaura at gmail.com
Tue Jun 9 22:18:53 EDT 2015


First Ocean Plastic Garbage Collector to Be Deployed in 2016 | World
Maritime News
http://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/163176/first-ocean-plastic-garbage-collector-to-be-deployed-in-2016/

*The world’s first system to passively clean up plastic pollution from the
world’s oceans is to be deployed in 2016, Boyan Slat, 20-year old founder
and CEO of The Ocean Cleanup announced at Asia’s largest technology
conference – Seoul Digital Forum, South-Korea.*

The array is projected to be deployed in Q2 2016. The feasibility of
deployment, off the coast of Tsushima, an island located in the waters
between Japan and South Korea is currently being researched.

The system will span 2,000 meters, thereby becoming the longest floating
structure ever deployed in the ocean (beating the current record of 1,000 m
held by the Tokyo Mega-Float). It will be operational for at least two
years, catching plastic pollution before it reaches the shores of the
proposed deployment location off Tsushima island. Tsushima island is
evaluating whether the plastic can be used as an alternative energy source.


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