Milestones

By systematically eliminating technical risks through rapid iterations, we aim to reach full-scale deployment in both rivers and oceans. Our ultimate goal is to clean up 90% of the world’s floating ocean plastic by 2040.

The future
  • Today - 2025
    Scale-up in Rivers
  • Beyond System 003
    Scale-up in oceans
The present
  • 2021
    System 002

    System 002

    After 18 months of scale model testing, North Sea tests, and computational modeling, we are returning to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP) end of July 2021 to test System 002 - our newest iteration of ocean cleanup technology. With a design based on cumulative learnings from System 001 and System 001/B, the next experimental cleanup platform System 002, is both large-scale (800-meters in length) and operational. This design will allow us to catch plastic more efficiently and effectively versus previous builds.

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The past
  • 2020
    Recycled The First Plastic Catch
  • June – November 2019
    System 001/B
  • 2018
    System 001
  • Mid-2018-Today
    Interceptor™ 2.0
  • October 2017-Today
    Prototype 001
  • 2016
    Aerial Expedition
  • 2016
    First North Sea Prototype
  • 2016 - Today
    River research projects
  • 2015-2016
    Developing the Interceptor™ Concept
  • 2015
    Scale model testing
  • 2015
    Mega expedition
  • 2013-2015
    Vertical distribution research
  • 2014
    Crowd Funding Campaign
  • 2014
    Feasibility Study
  • 2013
    How it all began