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Ocean Cleanup recovered a space shuttle weight in plastics

Ocean Cleanup founder Boyan Slat says his plastic recovery operation has reached an ‘exciting’ milestone by removing more than 100…

Mining the deep sea: will the world’s oceans help power your electric car?

If there’s one thing you can say about the recycling industry it’s that it’s unpredictable. That goes for most industries,…

Boyan Slat’s Ocean Clean-up ready to harvest waste

Dutch entrepreneur Boyan Slat says his ambitious start-up The Ocean Clean-up is ready to switch from a testing phase to…

Thousand rivers deliver lion’s share of ocean plastic pollution, claim scientists

The vast bulk of plastic pollution in our oceans is delivered by an estimated 1 000 rivers worldwide, according to…

Must-have sunglasses made from ocean plastics

‘It’s incredible to think that only a year ago this plastic was polluting our oceans and now it’s something beautiful,…

E-car ‘Luca’: horsehair seats, ocean plastics chassis

Students of the University of Technology in Eindhoven, the Netherlands have unveiled a car made largely from recycled materials such…

What can ocean clean-up projects really accomplish?

A group of scientists has concluded that devices installed on the ocean surface to collect plastic waste can only play…

Restoring the oceans one bottle at a time

Soft drinks producer Coca Cola plans to build a plastic bottle recycling facility in Indonesia. It could be a milestone…

Floating ‘garbage truck’ to rid ocean plastics in key rivers

The Ocean Cleanup, which has pioneered innovative technologies to clear the world’s oceans of plastic, has launched a floating system…

Next generation Lindner shredder will clean our oceans

Austrian technology supplier Lindner has developed the new Micromat HP shredder specially designed for shredding post-consumer and industrial film. ‘The…

Billion dollar investment to counter ocean plastics from Asia

Thailand is one of five emerging markets where between 55% and 60% of the world’s plastic pollution originates, according to…