TeamSeas and The Ocean Cleanup
TeamSeas is a fundraising campaign initiated by Mark Rober and MrBeast, content creators on YouTube. The campaign’s goal is to raise 30 million USD to remove 30 million pounds of trash polluting coastal regions, rivers, and ultimately oceans. Funds ared split equally between The Ocean Cleanup and Ocean Conservancy. Find out more from Mark Rober and Boyan Slat on board our Interceptor Original in the Dominican Republic in this video.
Capturing plastic in rivers is the fastest and most efficient way to rid the oceans of plastic. To do this, The Ocean Cleanup deploys a growing network of Interceptors in rivers around the world, which together have removed over 8 million kg (17.7 million lb) of trash so far.
The Ocean Cleanup currently has 14 Interceptors in 7 countries, with more expected for 2023 and 2024. Funds allocated from the TeamSeas campaign are aimed at expanding and improving our Interceptors, allowing us to make even more impact in highly polluting rivers.
DOLLARS FOR POUNDS
For each dollar allocated from the TeamSeas campaign, The Ocean Cleanup can remove one pound of trash from rivers. The #TeamSeas model is simple: The Ocean Cleanup intercepts plastic in rivers. Once this plastic catch has been verified, we then allocate the donations TeamSeas has received to where they can have most impact on plastic pollution. Your TeamSeas donations are currently funding Interceptor projects in Malaysia and Jamaica. As of June 2023 (mid-way through our partnership) The Ocean Cleanup has removed a verified total of 7 million pounds of trash from rivers around the world.
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