The largest cleanup in history

We aim to clean up 90% of ocean plastic pollution

Every year, millions of tons of plastic enter the oceans, of which the majority spills out from rivers. A portion of this plastic travels to ocean garbage patches, getting caught in a vortex of circulating currents. If no action is taken, the plastic will increasingly impact our ecosystems, health, and economies.

We develop advanced technologies to rid the oceans of plastic

Solving it requires a combination of closing the source and cleaning up what has already accumulated in the ocean and doesn’t go away by itself.

Join our mission

Our aim is to remove 90 % of floating ocean plastic, which requires global initiative. With the help and support of individuals, corporations and governments all over the world, we aim to realize the mission and work towards a future where plastic no longer pollutes our oceans.

“The Ocean Cleanup is a bold idea to confront the significant challenge of restoring our ocean ecosystem. This is a unique opportunity to profoundly impact our environment, pursuing an ambitious solution to remove plastic waste from our oceans with significant benefits for wildlife, the food chain and community health. ”
Mary Reemst, Chair, Macquarie Group Foundation
“The first real plan to try to clean things up.”
NBC Nightly News
“I believe [The Ocean Cleanup] will find a way. ”
Oprah Winfrey
“With Boyan's innovative leadership, I believe The Ocean Cleanup will have an incredibly positive impact on the future of our oceans. I hope other leaders will join us in supporting these efforts.”
Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce
“[The Ocean Cleanup's] success could significantly reduce marine animals fatalities and enable numerous marine species [...] to survive”
Ocean Elders
“An incredible proposal”
George Takei, Actor and Activist
“A symbol of not only preaching, but also acting.”
Neelie Kroes, Former European Commissioner
“In order to keep 7.5 billion of us alive and prosperous and healthy, it takes work and it takes initiative. [...] That's what The Ocean Cleanup is all about and we absolutely need their work.”
Chris Hadfield, Astronaut - Commander of Expedition 35
“What is interesting to see [...] is that you are using nature to solve the mess we are doing on this planet.”
André Borschberg, Co-founder of the Solar Impulse project
“[...] there is no doubt that your efforts will truly have lasting, positive impact on our local and international communities.”
Governor Gavin Newsom, State of California
“Boyan Slat is inspiring people, organizations and governments to find solutions to the escalating threat of plastic debris in our oceans, while also serving as a reminder to us all that more work needs to be done [...]”
Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director

Partners

Thanks to our partners we can clean the oceans.