Ocean Cleanup Launched A Plastic Catcher

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Ocean Cleanup Launched A Plastic Catcher

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is now twice the size of Texas and contains 1.8 trillion pieces of trash floating in the ocean. The Ocean Cleanup is an ambitious non-profit committed to removing it, and on Saturday it launches its first system out to sea from the San Francisco Bay. Dutch entrepreneur Boyan Slat came up with the idea when he was 16 years old. I went scuba diving in Greece and I actually saw more plastic bags than fish around me, said the Ocean Cleanup CEO and founder. I wondered, why can't we just clean this up? He founded the organization in 2013 and the team has raised $35 million through crowdfunding campaigns and big donors like Marc Benioff and Peter Thiel. System 001 is a 600 meter long float, with a 3 meter skirt and it's designed to corral plastic and debris. The collected garbage will then be removed by garbage truck-like ships. The initial contraption will be used for testing and aims remove about 50 tons of the garbage, but the goal is to launch 60 systems to reduce the floating garbage patch by 50 percent in the next five years.» Subscribe to CNBC: About CNBC: From 'Wall Street' to 'Main Street' to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks of your favorite shows, exclusive video and more. Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: Follow CNBC on LinkedIn: Follow CNBC News on Facebook: Follow CNBC News on Twitter: Follow CNBC News on Google+: Follow CNBC News on Instagram: CNBC OceanCleanup Ocean Cleanup Launched A Plastic Catcher | CNBC

Comments to the video: Ocean Cleanup Launched A Plastic Catcher

Ken Soo 1 month ago
thats pretty optimistic
Mental Breakdown 1 month ago
Thank you scientists or who ever /❤😘
Saravanan D 1 month ago
Thanks
Shaheed Kapoor 1 month ago
If this oceans didn't clean then every thing going to die which live in ocean😕🤕 an indian ocean really man see the colour full black full of plastic an sewage waste is freely releasing
ala ska 1 month ago
Just make garbage that doesn't float. Problem solved.
Flop Scratch 2 months ago
Did Germany fund his project
Nyahahaha 2 months ago
Where you gonna throw them after picking them up?
Dj SpaceInvader 2 months ago
Why don't we just nuke the sea? It worked in Hiroshima.
nagarjuna reddy 2 months ago
Why only Dutch have such magnificent ideas
Android User 2 months ago
I remembered there was like a younger fellow who made this
Savy 2 months ago
Beautiful 😍🙌🏾
only one Mr X Only one Mr y 2 months ago
This looks like it'll do more harm than good.
Sota Boy 2 months ago
The U.S government could snap they're fingers and have this paid for. But they wont cause they cant make a profit off it.
Maria Schick 2 months ago
This kid has been scamming people out of money since highschool look him up if you don't believe me
Jason McQueen 2 months ago
It will fail.
Crazy World 2 months ago
Fair play
ZombieSlayer22 2 months ago
1 more reason to live
BEVDOG 2 months ago
Should figure out a way to decompose plastic without any side effects
sleepycat 2 months ago
The inventor is from Delft and is a past student from the school Grotius college delft
Raymond Emehiser 2 months ago
They need to show pictures of the actual garbage patch. Most of the plastic isn’t floating on the surface.
Rolls royce 2 months ago
what kind of individuals just throws garbage-plastic in the ocean.smfh
Arash Flash 2 months ago
This is great.the plastic and others valuables material can be recycle and use for the funds again.nice
KingNigga Q 2 months ago
This is actually super cool
Mike zeigler 2 months ago
Sign me up. Will work for free.
Terry Keller 2 months ago
U can thank the liberal democrats for that.
Robert Clopton 2 months ago
they'll probably blame the u.s. or trump for all of that plastic, more than likely it comes from india and china.
King Lemon 2 months ago
$5 million euros??? You mean 5€ million euros?? Lol
Michael Nelson 2 months ago
♻️CLEAN UP♻️ How people disrespect God's creation is not acceptable. 😠😡😠
Johnny Montoya 2 months ago
Just curious what happens with all the stuff you cleanup from the ocean where does it go now it's got to go somewhere else now
Seth Leoric 2 months ago
Oh shii poopee i almost thought that was a giant life sized Wakizashi but still that's really cool maybe my children will have a happy life
malenotyalc 2 months ago
I bet half the platic they take out ends up back in the ocean.
EAsy Gaming 2 months ago
Philippines Needs That
i am watchin you 2 months ago
We are all gonna die soon.the world is degrading not upgrading.toxic waste you can't collect like plastic.it absorbs into the soil,etc. this video wasted 2mins of my life.
i am watchin you 2 months ago
Seems not well thought out.and definitely doesn't seem like it is practical or like it would make a difference when there are countries like Columbia that expose the environment to high levels of toxic waste.
Kiba skyrim 2 months ago
true, but if you don't start somewhere nothing will ever get done.
Mr.Sandhu 2 months ago
Let the waste makers(companies,factories) who doesn't care would have to pay for this,
Michael Jenkins 2 months ago
Doesn't matter how much work and effort you put into it it's not going to solve the problem the oceans are going to be polluted for eternity hoorah
Wes Anderson 2 months ago
It's possible but every country/city/state/town contributes to the destruction of the ocean and it takes everyone to contribute to the health of the ocean but it also STARTS one in order to get things rolling.
Patrick Murphy 2 months ago
Sooo, it catches trash, what prevents it from catching fish. Leftist logic.
Captain Everything 2 months ago
I hate to say. Plastic is here to stay, it is everywhere. From your food to even your bottled water. There needs to be a Mandatory recycling program or something put in place.
Jc B 2 months ago
Bleeping awesome considering that all of us are fn responsible for the trash.humans created it.not animals
Johnny Cash 2 months ago
Looks like a great idea but what does it do to fish? Does it scoop them up too?
NT Productions 2 months ago
Where are they putting the plastic they gather from the ocean? Won't that just fill up our landfills even more?
Lucas Mendoza 2 months ago
It brings me immense joy to see a kind human finally do something about that ecological eyesore. It will be nice to see where the operation goes.
Raj Asia 2 months ago
👍
Therese Eriksson 2 months ago
Great!!! Except for the fact that the 5 countries who’s responsible for 80% of the trash in the ocean STILL DUMPS TRASH IN THE OCEAN EVERY SINGLE DAY!!! We need to make them stop. Everyone. Not one gram of trash should be thrown in the ocean.
Sujith T.N 2 months ago
Good job 👍👍.our oceans really need help.
MrB1923 2 months ago
Big business propaganda. This is just lipstick on the pig. Corporations won't be stopping their consumption of MASSIVE quantities of plastic any time soon.
Keanu Molinyawe 2 months ago
Thank you for these kind of people. you dont know how much i wanna help.
The Real TrOpicaL Clan 2 months ago
But where do you put the plastic after you get it out of the ocean
hayden brayton 2 months ago
We just need 1 nice billionaire and our oceans are immensely cleaner. what are we doing?
patientlywaiting 2 months ago
Talk about Faith in humanity. I was about to quit YouTube cuz my feed line is nothing but Eminem and MGK fued. smh. Then this pops up. Awesome job
Avishek Basu 2 months ago
Good initiative
Ariat 2 months ago
Thanks for that
Trish Alvarez 2 months ago
Thank goodness there are people who actually care!
leo Sandman 2 months ago
This is awesome
praveen kumar reddy 2 months ago
Great idea & Good work👏👍
RJ P 2 months ago
Great job! Get money from top companies who are using plastic in their products
Eric x 2 months ago
Finally. Someone who is trying to fix a real problem, not made up ones like blm, tranny complaints, and cash-grab pound-me-too claims.
Tombie 2 months ago
Good job boyan and your team! 👍
Lakshman sundeep Teki 2 months ago
I want to be a part of that how can I help you ?
Harish Tangudu 2 months ago
I always try to motivate people around me not to use plastic but I fail Every time , I feel very bad when some one uses plastic even if they have alternate choice
Harish Tangudu 2 months ago
Heey Apple , Google, Facebook. you always claim your useless technology helping people, actually making people Dumb. Can you help this guy in cleaning oceans.????
nick T 2 months ago
Glass and paper industry breakthroughs could save us all!
greenshards742 2 months ago
If we don't start taking care of this planet it will be so polluted and its not like we can get in a spaceship and leave yet.
emboltic 2 months ago
Why does it gotta cost money to save our planet? 😞😞
Richard Conner 2 months ago
GIVE THAT MAN A NOBEL PRIZE IN SCIENCE.
Anoop Gopi 2 months ago
Very Good
Aaron Davis 2 months ago
Governments should get into this and help create more jobs
TherdKoast 2 months ago
The US government needs to mandate a nationwide recycling program- ASAP.
Manuel Gatzi 2 months ago
Donation link? I contributed trash as much as i don't like to. So here's my share.
Andrew Villanueva 2 months ago
This idea came from a teenager with idea. Look what this young man has done amazing. He cares about cleaning up the oceans. Where is the United nations helping clean up the oceans. We have to clean up the oceans this problem of plastics won't go away.
Noe Rivera 2 months ago
I swear to god I had this idea when I was 10💀
Pushyhog 2 months ago
Fine the people doing it big. Well catch some!
3RT 2 months ago
How is is plastic getting in the oceans ? STOP THAT JOB HALVED
Md Habib 2 months ago
Very nice work
Mike Marley 2 months ago
Good luck ,it needs doing.
dean morris 2 months ago
Glad to see someone trying to get rid of all that plastic. more country may get involved now. I don't use plastic bag not done for a bit now. Just trying to do my bit recycling is the answer.
Sem De Lijster 2 months ago
🇳🇱🇳🇱🇳🇱🇳🇱
Vablo 1 2 months ago
So you are going to gather all the microplastics with that thing? Also what about waves?
Sunken Visions 2 months ago
What a joke. Most garbage dumped in the ocean doesn't float, and a lot of it breaks down into micro-plastics. This thing is almost entirely for show, not to mention that creating and dragging it around creates more pollution. 50% in five years? Maybe if people stopped dumping into the ocean, but they won't. Heck, most of the visible junk floating around comes from the fishing industry, and they aren't slowing down for anyone. Don't even get me started on all the chemical pollutants and oil spills. Nothing is saving the ecosystem. You can't undo the careless acts of billions of people. Our only hope is technology, so I hope you're all ready to have your lives governed by the neon god you've made.
Raj Mulchandani 2 months ago
Did he say 5 million euros. Come and make in India. It will cost you only 1 million. Wastage of money.
Omax Omega 2 months ago
This is the one if not the best video I’ve seen. This is what should be in interest for are future.Helping are mother earth to be clean again!!!!!!
CrYT Trooper 2 months ago
If it’s twice the size of Texas why aren’t there any satellite pictures?
Llama Shama 2 months ago
I'd donate if there was a way to donate and if i wasn't 13 and had no money :/
lucky charm 2 months ago
why dont they start place in ocean that an island of trash was formed already and collect them, rather that trying to coral floating debris which cost more on ship fuel. there is already an island of trash twice the size of texas spend there all the money that was taken from donations err i mean concentrate all the resources in an area which will be more cost effective.
Chris Corley 2 months ago
This is more than ambition. This is standard management and good scientific response. ☕🐢🐦
路易斯Luwe 2 months ago
00:04 poor bird.
BAMA VLOGS 2 months ago
THIS IS A GREAT INNITIATIVE. HATS OF TO THE GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH FOR CLEANING THE OCEAN.
Atse Julian 2 months ago
Machine clean the great now for the C02 problem in the sku
Key- Key 2 months ago
cleantheocean!
Crd gaming 2 months ago
Just take the money off the people who created the plastic in the first place (Obviously I don’t mean trace the plastic bits just all the company’s that actually create plastic)
Love HvS 2 months ago
$5 million euros
Nenad Stojkovic 2 months ago
Good plan
Pip Yorkie 2 months ago
And put it where?
Mikey D 2 months ago
Great to see something being done about it! I wish this project much success.
TECH no 2 months ago
India must learn from u.s.a
Foo Jinn Seng 2 months ago
At least humanity is doing something
Orppranator 2 months ago
All we gotta do is make it profitable to clean up ocean plastic and the problem will be solved faster than you can say MAGA
eli jenkins 2 months ago
Do you smelllllll what the Rock is cookin?
William Powell 2 months ago
They are finally doing it! I’ve been following this project for over a year now. It is good to see it coming to life.