Aerial Reconnaissance [ OceanCleanup ]  The Ocean Cleanup is a foundation that develops technologies to extract plastic pollution from the oceans and prevent more plastic debris from entering ocean waters. Between September 26 and October 7, 2016 The Ocean Cleanup conducted a series of reconnaissance flights across the Great Pacific Garbage Patch: the Aerial Expedition.

The organization was founded in 2013 by Boyan Slat, a Dutch inventor-entrepreneur who serves as its CEO, and has received  over $2.2 million in crowdfunding and financial contributions from large sponsors including Salesforce.com chief executive Marc Benioff . The foundation’s headquarters are in Delft, the Netherlands.


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8 thoughts on “Picking Up Speed

  • 16/10/2016 at 10:00
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    “Just enjoy the fight”? — there’s a tagline for ya!!!

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    • 16/10/2016 at 10:46
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      Agreed! Saving to disk . . .

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  • 16/10/2016 at 12:02
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    World’s Youngest CEO Squared.

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  • 16/10/2016 at 12:03
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    Thank God English is The New Latin or we’d all be getting left seriously in the dust.

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  • 16/10/2016 at 13:31
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    Product placement for Benioff — smack dab in the middle of the tube — is definitely worth more than $2 Million.

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    Maybe the precedent will create a stampede!Reference

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  • 16/10/2016 at 13:33
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    The next order of business is clearly an “Ocean Plastic Inside” branding campaign.

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  • 16/10/2016 at 13:34
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    Oh yeh! The Plastic Industry had better get in on the ground floor of this one, if they know what’s good for ’em.

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