“Plastic pollution can be found all over the world – it is a global problem that needs global solutions.”
– Boyan Slat, Founder and CEO
The Ocean Cleanup develops and scales technologies to rid the world’s ocean of plastic. They clean up the legacy plastic already in the ocean, as well as stopping plastic flowing into the ocean via rivers.
The latest deployment of their river technology, the Interceptor, took place in October 2022 in Los Angeles. Interceptor 007 is situated in Ballona Creek, near Venice Beach, and will be catching trash for a pilot period of two storm seasons. If this pilot goes well, Los Angeles Public Works will be gifted the Interceptor.