Since 2017, we have helped The Ocean Cleanup prepare for the largest environmental cleanup in history. Founded in 2013 by Boyan Slat, The Ocean Cleanup is a not-for-profit organization, headquartered in Rotterdam, that builds scalable cleaning systems for oceans and rivers. They have recently deployed their System 002 to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a vortex of trash more or less the size of France. System 002’s second six-week test trip will provide valuable learnings for launching a market-ready model via-ble for scale-up.
Since its inception in 2013, The Ocean Cleanup has grown from a small group of idealist and doers, to an organisation that employs about 95 people worldwide: engineers, researchers, oceanographers, but also legal staff, financial specialists and system administrators.
Our involvement is across a broad spectrum of activities. We for example developed a comprehensive model to calculate the global economic impact of plastic pollution, concluding that it comes with a hefty price tag, both financially and environmentally.