The Ocean Cleanup
The Ocean Cleanup: Spearheading the Largest Cleanup in History
Plastic pollution has been an on-going problem for years now, and it not only affects our oceans, but also those living in it, and those making a living from it. This problem affects millions of seabirds and a hundred thousand marine mammals each year. It also poses health risks to humans, and also affects industries (tourism, fishing, etc.) that rely on our waters for a living.
The Ocean Cleanup, an organization based in Delft, The Netherlands, aims to “extract, prevent, and intercept plastic pollution by initiating the largest cleanup in history”. They are currently developing the first-ever feasible method of ridding our oceans of plastic through the use of V-shaped floating barriers. Founded in 2013 by then 19-year-old Boyan Slat, the organization currently has more than 25 staff, and over 100 volunteers.
The Ocean Cleanup aims to conduct its cleanup operation by the year 2020. Its first pilot system will be deployed in the ocean within this year.
So how can we help?
As part of Allkeyshop’s aim to be part of this great cause, we are calling out to you, our users, to also take part in this initiative by donating some of your Allkeyshop Points.
Your Allkeyshop Points will definitely go a long way. With every Point you donate, Allkeyshop will convert it into Euros and donate it to The Ocean Cleanup to help them take a step closer to covering the costs of preparing for the 2020 cleanup. Aside from that, we have also created a lottery where you can get a chance to win any 3 games of your choice. You can get more details on our Allkeyshop for Charity Lottery Page.