Tag: plastic

Healthy Oceans: Preventing Plastic Pollution | California Academy of Sciences

Healthy Oceans: Preventing Plastic Pollution | California Academy of Sciences

By Micah Moen 5 Comments November 16, 2019

♪ (intro music) ♪ Why is plastic so common? Well, it’s lightweight, it’s durable, and it doesn’t biodegrade or get broken down by bacteria like, say, paper does. and while this might seem good for transporting your soda, chips and cheese cheaply over long distances, while keeping them fresh, there are downsides to plastics. Durability […]

ECO friendly plastic boxes ENG

ECO friendly plastic boxes ENG

By Micah Moen 0 Comment November 15, 2019

Westpack has an eco-friendly alternative to some of our best selling jewellery boxes We are thrilled to show you this entirely new concept: jewellery boxes made from recycled plastic! What is recycled plastic? In short, you could say we use scrap plastic and industrial plastic waste to create a new product. Westpack uses so-called “High […]

These Rad Humans Pulled 7 Million Pounds Of Trash From The Ocean

These Rad Humans Pulled 7 Million Pounds Of Trash From The Ocean

By Micah Moen 20 Comments November 14, 2019

– A few years ago, my next guests were just two dudes going on a surfing trip to Bali, which is awesome, sounds fun. It was an adventure that change their lives, though. Now it’s changing the fate of the planet. Please welcome from 4Ocean, Andrew Cooper and Alex Schulze, today’s Rad Human. (crowd cheering) […]

The Ocean Cleanup testing continues

The Ocean Cleanup testing continues

By Micah Moen 9 Comments November 12, 2019

Recently we went to one of the world’s famous research facilities MARIN to study the dynamic behaviour of the barrier and also the capture efficiency of the barrier. We were using a 400 meters long tank with wave generator at the end so we could generate regular and irregular waves. We have precise current and […]

Did The Ocean Cleanup Project Fail?

Did The Ocean Cleanup Project Fail?

By Micah Moen 45 Comments November 10, 2019

You’ve probably seen this before. It was most likely one of those things you saw all over Facebook for about a week and then never heard of again. This is The Ocean Cleanup’s first autonomous system. It was launched back in September 2018 and we’ve not heard much from it since. But how is it […]

Why You Can’t Just Swim Straight Across the Ocean | The Swim

Why You Can’t Just Swim Straight Across the Ocean | The Swim

By Micah Moen 100 Comments November 10, 2019

BEN LECOMTE IS SWIMMING MORE THAN 5,500 MILES ACROSS THE PACIFIC OCEAN — AND FROM THE GET-GO, THIS WAS NEVER GOING TO BE EASY. IN ORDER TO COMPLETE HIS JOURNEY, BEN NEEDS A MAP TO NAVIGATE STRONG CURRENTS, EDDIES, AND EVEN TO ADJUST FOR THE CIRCUMFERENCE OF THE EARTH. JEREMY: The further north you go, […]

Plastic Ocean

Plastic Ocean

By Micah Moen 100 Comments November 8, 2019

[Music] PLASTIC OCEAN Plastic is wonderful because it’s durable and plastic is terrible because it is durable. Almost every piece of plastic ever made is still on the planet in some form or another. Plastic production globally this year is expected to be more than 300 million tons. Half of which we’ll use just once […]

This Is the Engineering You’d Need to Cross the Pacific Ocean | The Swim

This Is the Engineering You’d Need to Cross the Pacific Ocean | The Swim

By Micah Moen 100 Comments November 7, 2019

HOW DO YOU EVEN BEGIN TO ENGINEER A VOYAGE AT SEA THAT COULD LAST FOR 7 MONTHS OR MORE? THE CREW ABOARD SEEKER NEEDED FUEL, SPECIALIZED BATTERY STORAGE, ALONG WITH ENOUGH FOOD AND FRESH WATER FOR NINE PEOPLE AND ONE LONG-DISTANCE SWIMMER. THE CREW WORKED WITH CHIEF ENGINEER RASMUS GORDON, WHO TOOK CHARGE OF EVERYTHING […]

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The Ocean Cleanup Technology, Explained

The Ocean Cleanup Technology, Explained

By Micah Moen 100 Comments November 6, 2019

1.8 trillion pieces of plastic float at the surface of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Here, The Ocean Cleanup is deploying the world’s first technological solution to this growing problem. The principle behind it is simple: create a coastline where there are none… concentrate the plastic… and take it out. The system consists of a […]