JanZboril October 2, 2019 04:21 AM What happens in a storm event/big waves to all the debris before it is collected in the ship. Mzungu_Mkubwa October 2, 2019 05:40 AM Glad they are addressing the floating trash. Kudos to these guys. Now what about the stuff that sinks, piling up on the ocean floor? Then, what about the soluble pollutants? The "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" is the popular cause simply because its apparent. And sadly, but a symptom of the larger tragedy. paul314 October 2, 2019 06:32 AM Good for them, for persisting in the face of obstacles. Saving the planet's species isn't going to happen in a single news cycle. BrianK56 October 2, 2019 09:26 AM It would be great to have monthly updates on the amounts of plastic that has been collected. ljaques October 2, 2019 03:13 PM I'm glad to see them finally collecting, but still wish there were a plastic processing factory ship on the waters which would clear up each gyre in weeks-to-months instead. Also, no countries have agreed to stop their own massive sources of the trash in their own rivers. That's truly sad. Tim Rivers October 2, 2019 05:14 PM Now if they could get the biggest polluters China and India to stop dumping in the ocean not to mention African countries then they might succeed. Virtually none comes from North America or Europe. mystixa October 2, 2019 05:59 PM " in the unforgivable environment" Really? What did the ocean do to you? :pTry 'unforgiving'. mystixa October 2, 2019 06:00 PM "What happens in a storm event/big waves to all the debris before it is collected in the ship."Plastic that was in the ocean... remains in the ocean. Tony Morris October 2, 2019 06:25 PM 90% of oceanic plastic waste comes from 10 rivers. Perhaps they should park the cleanup systems in the mouths of those rivers?https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/06/90-of-plastic-polluting-our-oceans-comes-from-just-10-rivers/ Hendrik Ehlers October 3, 2019 02:21 AM I guess the most shocking news in this aspect is that the major source of plastic pollution of the oceans are vessels dumping - and that it is not trivial to stop this sin. Congrats to the team for trying hard.