The Ocean Cleanup: Pacific Cleanup Starting In 2018!
Hello there, our dear Allkeyshop Community! Today we bring you another exciting The Ocean Cleanup update! The team has recently concluded The Next Phase event which was held on 11 May 2017.
The Next Phase event allowed the team to unveil what they have been secretly working on for the past two years: they have been making improvements on the design of their cleanup system.
According to a post on their website, the latest design improvement will “enable [them] to start extracting plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch within the next 12 months.”
“This design improvement also increases the efficiency of the system; we estimate to be able to remove half of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in just 5 years,” added in the post.
Their brand new design will actually use anchors so that their systems will move slower than the plastic trash on the ocean. This time instead of one massive system, it will be carried by a fleet of systems.
During the first half of 2018, the first cleanup system will be deployed and this actually is 2 years ahead of their projected time.
“This new technology and the successful funding round announced, enabled us to accelerate production, deployment and the extraction of plastic from the ocean. The first pilot parts are now in production and testing of the pilot will start off the American west coast by the end of 2017. With the first deployment in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in the first half of 2018, we will start cleaning up two years ahead of schedule.”
Great job to the Ocean Cleanup team! Get to know more about what they are all about as well as their cause HERE!