Tag Archives: Great Pacific Garbage Patch

170 Tons of Plastic Removed from Pacific

Ocean Voyages Institute

Ocean Voyages Institute’s marine plastic recovery vessel, SV Kwai,  docked in Honolulu after 35 days at sea, successfully concluding the second and final haul of the nonprofit group’s 2020 open-ocean recovery mission, adding 67 tons to the record-setting 103 tons (206,000 lb.) removed in June, which became the largest open-ocean cleanup in history. The nonprofit group’s total for the summer season now

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Largest Open-Ocean Cleanup

marine plastic recovery vessel SV Kwai

Ocean Voyages Institute’s marine plastic recovery vessel, SV Kwai,  docked at the port of Honolulu in June, after a 48-day expedition, successfully removing 103 tons (206,000 lb.) of fishing nets and consumer plastics from the North Pacific Subtropical Convergence Zone, more commonly known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch or Gyre. Establishing its lead in open-ocean cleanup, Ocean Voyages Institute has set a

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Ocean Cleanup System Deployed To Great Pacific Garbage Patch

An ocean cleanup system deployed this month from San Francisco to a location 240 nmi off the Pacific coast for testing before it continues to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to perform the first large-scale plastic pollution cleanup effort. The cleanup system is the result of years of research, testing and technology prototypes. It comprises a 3-m skirt attached to

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All-Female Crew Sails 3,000 Nautical Miles to Study Ocean Plastic

An all-female crew of 24 women are on a 3,000 nmi journey from Hawaii to Vancouver to study microplastics and bring attention to the problem of ocean plastic pollution. The eXXpedition crew is made up of scientists, students, artists, filmmakers, business women, psychologists, actors, ocean activists and sustainability professionals, and novice as well as experienced sailors. The 10th such journey

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