Oceans without plastic until 2050 


The largest clean up in history

The Ocean Cleanup is developing a passive system that uses ocean currents as a driving force to capture and concentrate the plastic. By suspending a large sea anchor in a deep, slowly moving layer of water, the system can be slowed down to such an extent that the plastic moves faster than the cleaning system. This causes the plastic to accumulate against the cleaning system.

Role of the EGS
Start-up funding

Objective
Supporting an innovative business idea to meet a major social challenge

Duration
2014 

Amount
CHF 61’500