Ocean Plastic Pollution

A planetary plague

9 million tons of plastic are dumped in the ocean every year, corresponding to about 300kg per second.
The consequences are devastating for the environment and for the people, damaging both economy and health.
The major reason is the total or partial absence of plastic waste management from the source mainly by populations living either by the sea or rivers.

 

MILLION TONS OF PLASTIC ARE SPILLED IN OCEANS EACH YEAR

MARINE MAMMALS KILLED EVERY YEAR

MARINE SPECIES ALREADY

COUNTRIES GENERATE 50% OF OCEANIC PLASTIC POLLUTION

The Sea Cleaners

TAKING ACTION AT SEA

 TO REDUCE OCEANIC PLASTIC POLLUTION

Preventative land-based capture and treatment solutions are not yet sufficiently effective. Consequently, we have chosen to work nearer to the source of the macro plastic waste pollution. We intend to collect large quantities of this plastic before it degrades or disappears into the depths of the ocean, where the toxins it releases create long-term pollution for the entire marine ecosystem.

Yvan Bourgnon

I first sailed around the world when I was eight with my parents during three years. Later, during the many races I participated to in the world, I was shocked by the amount of plastic waste polluting the seas.

Being fully aware of this global catastrophe for our planet I created the association THE SEA CLEANERS in September 2016 to fight ocean plastic pollution.

To face this new challenge I surrounded myself with experts and professionals in this field. We found an innovative solution.

Discover the MANTA

A REVOLUTIONARY FACTORY SHIP

The Manta will use state-of- the-art tools to remove the floating plastic macro-waste before they get degraded and they irreversibly pollute marine biodiversity. For this purpose, a real factory will be on board to collect, sort, compact and store plastic waste.

Three collecting treadmills will be installed between the hulls of the ship to quickly pull up big quantities of plastics. The Manta will be able to store more than 250 tons of waste in its hulls before repatriating them on the land, where they will be supported by adapted recycling centers.

I am convinced that The SeaCleaners is part of the solutions we need to restore the quality of our planet’s environment.
Jean-Michel COUSTEAU

Founder, Ocean Futures Society

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