The oceans are a huge but very fragile system. It has become especially evident in recent decades when pollution of ocean waters has reached unprecedented proportions. Why is this so bad, how does garbage get into the ocean? There are many reasons: the discharge of household and industrial waste into the water, and the ingress of oil products during its extraction and transportation, and cruise ships dumping garbage in the ocean. A huge problem and danger to ocean fauna is plastic. Meanwhile, not only the well-being of ecosystems depends on the state of water. The climate of the entire planet largely depends on it. Unsurprisingly, many companies are now developing measures to reduce pollution of oceans and seas and to clean up existing “garbage patches”.
Looking at Nautical Charts, one can imagine the scale of the ocean pollution problem and the work that still needs to be done. The management of many companies around the world sees start-ups for rivers, seas, and ocean garbage cleanup as a profitable and socially beneficial area of activity. Plastic Odyssey develops technology solutions to recycle plastic, including plastic collected as garbage at sea or ocean. The Great Bubble Barrier has created a product that collects waste in rivers or canals. Ocean Cleanup is a non-profit organization with the goal of collecting 90% of the plastic that ends up in the ocean by 2040. To fulfill their mission, they created a system of purification technologies that, like plastic in the ocean, can move with the currents. A special installation deals with the problem of cleaning the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
Today, taking care of the environment is a priority for any business. After all, if you do not take care of air and water purification today, tomorrow the very existence of our world will be threatened.