Nonprofit Gets $25Mil From Airbnb Co-Founder to Launch Plastic Pollution Cleanup


Plastic is destroying the world’s bodies of water. Now, Airbnb’s co-founder has donated an enormous sum of money to one nonprofit group who’s looking at how to remove all the plastic.

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Full text for Money Nonprofit Gets $25Mil From Airbnb Co-Founder to Launch Plastic Pollution Cleanup:

Airbnb’s co-founder has donated $25 million to support a nonprofit called The Ocean Cleanup as they prepare to assemble and deploy the largest plastic capture system ever developed for use in the ocean.
The Ocean Cleanup’s pilot ocean cleaning system, System 002, has been deployed in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP) located between Hawaii and California since late 2021. It has so far removed close to 200,000 kilograms of plastic that otherwise would have remained trapped for decades or more.
This pilot system is now in the process of being scaled up to the largest, most cost-effective ocean cleaning system ever developed, and will feature a capture area 2.5 kilometers across, and a three-vessel team that will allow it to operate 24-7.
As the only group currently cleaning the trillions of plastic pieces in the GPGP, The Ocean Cleanup has streamlined their cleaning systems to be as cost-effective as possible, allowing their entirely not-for-profit income generation and any potential donations to go far.
His vision attracted millions in private contributions from philanthropists, even while government scientists sneered at the use of fossil-fuel vessels to pull the nets to capture the plastic.

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