Clean-up of The Great Pacific Garbage Patch has started!
We’re gonna hazard a guess here and assume that most of you blokes and sheilas know exactly what the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is. Still, we’re not precious, and if you don’t, we can help. It’s basically the spot where all the plastic that flows into the ocean collects. People have been talking about it for f**ken years, but it’s only been recently that someone’s actually decided to do something about it. That someone is Boyan Slat and his organisation The Ocean Cleanup. Have a look at how they’re doing it down below…
Yeah, nah, as you’re no doubt aware, plastic’s been flowing out of rivers and into the ocean for years, and because of the tides and the way the ocean churns, it all ends up out in the Pacific – or something like that.
The beginning of the end of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. pic.twitter.com/JNWIbpYJHa
— The Ocean Cleanup (@TheOceanCleanup) October 21, 2021
Boyan Slat has made it his life’s mission to clean the s**t up, and just recently, he’s launched the latest version of his epic clean-up system into the ocean and set it to work. Fair dinkum, we’re impressed. Give this thing a squiz, and we reckon you might be too.
Boyan gives a 'trash tour' of the strangest objects we recovered from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. pic.twitter.com/8VdslbCsmg
— The Ocean Cleanup (@TheOceanCleanup) October 26, 2021
At a recent press event in Victoria, Canada, Slat announced that his technology was ready to go and clean-up would begin the next day. Obviously, we could rant on and on about how f**ken cool this is, but you don’t have to listen to us when you can go straight to the horse’s mouth.
Boyan has said in the past that he wants this technology to be ‘the beginning of the end for the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.’
— The Ocean Cleanup (@TheOceanCleanup) October 29, 2021
He’s also said he’s committed to getting it done because although the good news is that “if we stop plastic from entering the ocean, most of the ocean cleans itself. The bad news (is) this does not apply to the ocean garbage patches. This is why we need to clean them up.”
Seeing how dedicated he is, how efficient the technology already is, and how much else he’s putting into making it work (like fixing rivers that are providing a constant stream of plastic) we reckon he’s gonna leave behind a legacy that’s altruistic as f**k.
The good news: if we stop plastic from entering the ocean, most of the ocean cleans itself.
The bad news: this does not apply to the ocean garbage patches.
— Boyan Slat (@BoyanSlat) September 17, 2021
Deadset, he’s a top bloke.
Final thought: Yeah, nah, we’re impressed. This kind of drive to make the world a better place is f**ken grouse, and these top bloke and top sheila awards are for everyone involved in the project. If you meet any of these people, shout ‘em a mid-strength beer!
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