Cleaning up ocean garbage


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Hi,

I believe http://project-entropy.com/ is supposed to be a travelling seastead. They’ve done some minor projects for fundraising but I don’t know how far they’ve progressed or if the project even still runs.

It’s an attractive project and if I don’t have my own project, I would probably join them in a few years. But I do have my own project lol If they’re still working on it, I may join then anyway for a few months just for the experience.

As for addressing the garbage patch, there is a project organized to clean it around Hawaii, but it’s not a seasteading project. My project will only clean the region nearby, it will not move around to clean the ocean.

Oh btw, welcome to Seasteading.org. Hope you’ll have fun meeting people and getting involved.


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There is some news about the garbage in the oceans.

Thought, it is true that most of the plastic in the oceans is in very
small pieces in very large volume, there are still accumulations.
Some Australian islands in the Indian ocean experience large
amount of plastic washed to shore.
The midway island in the pacific ocean shows large amount of plastic
garbage accumulation. The albatross birds eat the plastic and die because
of it, and there is recorded data about it.

There is some garbage washed to shores in Norway too.

All this garbage is documented and cataloged by volunteers.

A seastead could benefit from the garbage. For example, I posted a video
about making plastic rope from plastic bottles. (I posted someone else’s
video), and I think anyone could copy it. The plastic is small in the gyre,
but there is documentation of large plastic pieces washed up on islands.

Plastic could wash up on a seastead too.


(Chad Elwartowski) #3

http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/about/media/how-big-great-pacific-garbage-patch-science-vs-myth.html

There is no “garbage patch,” a name which conjures images of a floating landfill in the middle of the ocean, with miles of bobbing plastic bottles and rogue yogurt cups. Morishige explains this misnomer:

While it’s true that these areas have a higher concentration of plastic than other parts of the ocean, much of the debris found in these areas are small bits of plastic (microplastics) that are suspended throughout the water column. A comparison I like to use is that the debris is more like flecks of pepper floating throughout a bowl of soup, rather than a skim of fat that accumulates (or sits) on the surface.


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(Greg) #6

An Idea for on-board power and ocean clean-up may be accomplished with a product like the Wastebot by Ben Peterson https://reinventtheworld.com/about/


(Antonius De Veyra) #7

How about using the technology featured in this article to aggregate the plastic then press it into airtight hollow bricks or bottles that can be used to for buoyancy to create floating platforms?


(Larry G) #8