The Ocean Cleanup
The Ocean Cleanup
Rotterdam, Netherlands
51-200 employees
Developing advanced technologies to rid the world's oceans of plastic.


The Ocean Cleanup develops advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic.

The main idea behind The Ocean Cleanup is to let the ocean currents do the work. An installation of U-shaped screens channels floating plastic to a central point. The concentrated plastic can then be extracted and shipped to shore for recycling into durable products.

Our passive systems are estimated to remove half the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, every 5 years from full-scale deployment.