To be able to solve a problem, you have to understand it. The Ocean Cleanup has carried out research on plastic pollution since 2013 to understand the scale of the issue and the impacts of plastic pollution. Our team of in-house scientists carries out ongoing research to look at the problem in its present state and inform our engineering team of potential system innovations, but also to look ahead and adapt accordingly. Read more about our research in our scientific publications. All content below should be credited to The Ocean Cleanup.