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 past
  • 2020
    Recycled The First Plastic Catch

    Recycled The First Plastic Catch

    Since the initial pitch of The Ocean Cleanup, before it was even The Ocean Cleanup, there has always been a plan to do something meaningful with the plastic we remove from the ocean, to help fund the continuation of the cleanup. On October 24th, 2020, we launched our first product: The Ocean Cleanup sunglasses.

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  • 2018
    System 001
  • 2014
    Crowd Funding Campaign
  • 2014
    Feasibility Study
  • 2013
    How it all began