The development and construction of System 001 costs $25 mln and was develop by NGO Ocean Cleanup.
The device is 600 meters long and uses tidal movements to reach the “plastics continents” or “Garbage Patch”. It has the form of a horseshoe and will trap plastic waste in its middle. The plastic will be collected and recycled.
The Plastic Continent or Garbage Patch has the size of France and contains approx between 1.5 and 2 billion pieces of plastics. Companies will be able to sponsor future devices.