Deploy ocean barriers to catch debris

Use technology to remove plastic from ocean gyres

The Ocean Cleanup develops and deploys systems to scoop up the debris in ocean gyres. It uses barriers pushed by wind and current.

Every year, over 8 million tonnes of plastic ends up in our oceans



  • Tackles plastic in the densest accumulation zones in our ocean
  • Uses the natural oceanic forces to reduce energy needed to navigate the patches


  • The Ocean Cleanup system only collects plastic on the surface of the ocean
  • It is expensive and time intensive, without addressing the source of the pollution

Making a difference

The Ocean Cleanup systems are estimated to remove 50% of the Great Pacific Garbage patch in just five years.

There are hundreds of other ways to solve plastic pollution

Photo Credit: The Ocean Cleanup