Great Pacific Garbage Patch - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Great Pacific Garbage Patch


The Ocean Cleanup project sails out to sweep Pacific plastic

Sep 11, 2018 - 5:16 PM

The ambitious project by The Ocean Cleanup, a Dutch non-profit group, hopes to clean up half of the infamous garbage patch within 5 years when all systems are deployed

OCEAN CLEANUP! Ocean Cleanup's System 001 is towed out of the San Francisco Bay in San Francisco, California on September 08, 2018. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Floating anti-plastic waste dam to be tested in North Sea

Dec 30, 2015 - 11:24 PM

The floating barrier uses currents to passively ensnare waves of garbage – while allowing fish and other sea creatures through

PLASTIC TIDE. A rubbish collector gathers floating plastic garbage in Manila Bay. Photo by EPA/Ritchie B. Tongo