Waste Not WHY Not

19. Cleaning up The Ocean Cleanup (Irene Hofmeijer - L.O.O.P.)

Feb. 3, 2020

There’s a $35 million problem in the fight to reduce marine plastics. It’s called “The Ocean Cleanup.” You have seen the video clips: a young hero invents a solution to ocean plastic. But is it that simple?

Nature N8 breaks down the high tech high-seas cleanup device. We also hear from Irene Hofmeijer, founder of a social enterprise in Peru that’s been cleaning up coastlines. They played a key role in banning single-use plastics nationally. An extended interview with Irene Hofmeijer is available on our Patreon: https://patreon.com/wastenotwhynot.

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