- Expansion of deal between band and non-profit project to intercept waste in rivers following success of Interceptor 005 in Malaysia
- Second river project supported – Interceptor 020 aka ‘Neon Moon II’ to be deployed in Cisadane river, Jakarta, Indonesia
- Coldplay continues far-reaching support for The Ocean Cleanup’s operations with screenings of cleanup on the world tour
The Ocean Cleanup and Coldplay are delighted to announce a renewal of our partnership as part of The Ocean Cleanup’s mission to rid the oceans of plastic.
Following the success of Interceptor 005 in Malaysia, supported by Coldplay and given the name ‘Neon Moon I’, we will now deploy a second Interceptor, currently under assembly and destined for the river Cisadane in Jakarta, Indonesia: Interceptor 020, or ‘Neon Moon II’.
Boyan Slat, Founder and CEO of The Ocean Cleanup, and the members of Coldplay announced the renewal together on November 15 as Coldplay prepared to begin the next phase of their record-breaking Music of the Spheres world tour on Wednesday, November 15, in Jakarta. As well as contributing to Interceptor 005, Coldplay has also been screening footage of The Ocean Cleanup’s operations to their fans before their performances – bringing our message to millions of music lovers worldwide.
Interceptor 005, together with Interceptor 002, has formed a central part of The Ocean Cleanup’s operations in the river Klang in Malaysia, with over 1 million kilograms prevented from reaching the oceans and helping to contribute to a cleaner environment for the local community. Both The Ocean Cleanup and Coldplay are proud to continue working together to tackle this global challenge with Neon Moon II.
“It’s so exciting for us to have Coldplay on board and to be making such a huge impact together against plastic pollution in Asia,” said Boyan Slat, Founder and CEO of The Ocean Cleanup. “We say a massive thanks to Coldplay for their help, and we can’t wait to see Neon Moon II in action and intercepting waste soon.”
We are thankful for the financial support of all partners, enabling us to realize this project. The deployment of Interceptor 020 is part of The Ocean Cleanup’s Global Implementation Partnership – find out more about our operation to capture plastic in the Cisadane here.