THE LARGEST CLEANUP IN HISTORY

Every year, millions of tons of plastic enter the oceans, of which the majority spills out from rivers. A portion of this plastic travels to ocean garbage patches, where it gets caught in a vortex of circulating currents alongside plastic from other sources (e.g. offshore fishing activities). If no action is taken, plastic will increasingly impact our ecosystems, health, and economies.
Cleaning the ocean is hard work for captains and crews. They are stoked to present the 4ocean Mobile Skimmer! They custom manufactured this vessel to expedite the process of collecting accumulated plastic out of the ocean. They’re been testing the vessel locally, and are excited to deploy it at their international locations where it can have the most impact.
The Mobile Skimmer will have a crew member dedicated to monitoring the conveyor to ensure that organic matter and sea life are returned to the ocean before making its way to the super sack.
While they know producing these machines won’t end the ocean plastic crisis, it will do a great job at combating the plastic that already exists in the high impact areas in which it will be deployed and help raise awareness about this global problem.
Measuring slightly over 22 feet long and sporting retractable arms that give the vessel a wingspan of almost 13 feet, the 4Ocean Mobile Skimmer is going to be a game-changer for cleaning the world’s oceans. It requires just a few people to run it, and they’ll be able to collect much more plastic in much less time than with other methods.
Retractable arms funnel plastic and other debris funnel plastic and other debris under the front of the skimmer where it’s picked up by conveyor belt that sends trash up the track into a large super sack.
Once the super sack is full, we take the crane that’s attached to the deck of the skimmer and move the sack out of the way. They then simply replace it with another one and keep on cleaning.
The Great Pacific garbage patch is a collection of plastic and floating trash originates from the Pacific Rim, including countries in Asia, North America, and South America. Cleaning the “two enormous masses of ever-growing garbage” is quite the daunting task, but with technologies like the 4Ocean Mobile Skimmer, we may be closer than ever to solving this issue.
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