A recent report by the World Economic Forum and Ellen MacArthur Foundation estimates that by 2050, our oceans will contain more plastic than fish by weight.
E6PR is just one of many ideas that could help turn the tide toward cleaner waters.
Dutch entrepreneur Boyan Slat is the creator of a passive system for the.
The nonprofit developing the net-like apparatus, aptly named “The Ocean Cleanup,” plans to launch their project in the Pacific this year, with plans for worldwide application by 2020.
The SeaBin Project, launched by Australian surfers Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski, has a similar function on a smaller scale.
Their bucket-like device has already begun to be utilized at docks and marinas to draw trash and oil like a drain and trap it while filtering clean water back out.