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Interceptor 007 Faces the First Rain Event in LA (& stops 35,000 lbs of waste) | The Ocean Cleanup


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  • Yvette Ouanson
    Yvette Ouanson 3 ай бұрын +5929

    I don't understand why your Interceptor has still have to prove itself. All California coastal cities should be signing up to get this system.

    • Vishnu L Divakaran
      Vishnu L Divakaran 2 күн бұрын

      ​@Garrett B a fraction of the plastic , recyclable ones good plastic fetches you some money . The remaining unfortunately goes into landfill. So they have to mainly depend on fund from different organisations and local bodies

    • Alpha 186
      Alpha 186 Ай бұрын

      How about the whole world

    • MrTheclevercat
      MrTheclevercat Ай бұрын

      Because a boat that weighs a lot more than 17 tons only "intercepted" 17 tons of waste which was collectively worth like $40. That's why.

    • sunlitdragoon51
      sunlitdragoon51 Ай бұрын

      @Dani G.in ports (Stockton for example) it would be set up behind shipping to catch debris as the tide flows in as opposed to out to the ocean.

    • rjldriver
      rjldriver Ай бұрын

      Cause Mafia is everywhere. Too many hands out.

  • Farxx
    Farxx 2 ай бұрын +393

    Huge respect for everyone involved in this!
    I can't help it but say that fallen trees, branches and twigs are all part of the ecosystem as they come down to the beach they are food and shelter for small fish and Crustaceans even birds. Sorting the rubbish on site and releasing the rest is a hard thing, but I hope you guys figure out the solution. Thank You!

    • szulu7
      szulu7 2 күн бұрын

      @c0smo of course fish is more important. Animals, including fishes are very important for environment, and humans only destroying ecosystems

    • mark gilchrist
      mark gilchrist 3 күн бұрын

      Excellent point. And what's more, I have to wonder whether they include all that in reports promoting how many "tons of trash" were collected, when obviously at least two-thirds of the mass is actually organic, as in not trash and, as you point out, important for the ecosystem.

    • Brady Williams
      Brady Williams 20 күн бұрын

      @f youtubecensorship So what are you doing to help the environment?

    • Even Terry
      Even Terry Ай бұрын +2

      The ecosystem is out of balance due to the development changes regarding bio matter and introduced spices of plants ect over the history of the rivers flow and city's development. Your clutching at straws too give negatives to the virtue signaling.

  • Gavin Hamilton
    Gavin Hamilton 3 ай бұрын +200

    As a born and raised LA resident, and avid surfer of 20+ years I just want to say thank you so so so much for helping keep are oceans clean

    • SundaysChild1966
      SundaysChild1966 Күн бұрын

      We need people to stop being lazy jerks that create garbage by their choices .. and then toss it wherever they like, without a care in the world.

    • FurnitureFan
      FurnitureFan 27 күн бұрын +1

      ​@Mike MarchlikPlenty of people donate and participate in beach cleanups. Why would you assume they don't?

    • measterpool
      measterpool 2 ай бұрын

      I would be cautious about swimming in that water after a heavy rain resulting in street run off. Especially at Toes beach.

    • Gavin Hamilton
      Gavin Hamilton 2 ай бұрын +3

      Your your? Surfing coemption? Please learn basic grammar before trying to be facetious. Also this is a video about people doing good, and I'm trying to tag onto the positivity. What's your problem mike?

  • Orcaben1
    Orcaben1 Ай бұрын +7

    I'd love to see more videos of the actual conveyors and clean up from the water itself, maybe even a livestream. Would bring A LOT more attention to it all! consistently ;)

  • AgentDark (Michael)
    AgentDark (Michael) 3 ай бұрын +61

    I am not sure there is an easy solution, but I think one of the biggest problems they are going to face is how to separate proper trash from natural storm debris. This would allow the machine to run a lot longer. I'm sure the engineers are working on it.

    • Washington Street Creations
      Washington Street Creations Күн бұрын +1

      Thankfully robots are great for this. AI can be trained to pick the garbage from the natural materials.

    • Michael Poulimas
      Michael Poulimas 18 күн бұрын +3

      Also taking out the organic matter or plants local to the area could create a negative effect on wildlife. Could be part of the eco system. But of course the rubbish being removed is very important.

    • FurnitureFan
      FurnitureFan 27 күн бұрын

      ​@Tony L I know several people who used to picnic with plastic plates that just blew away. Now they use earthenware plates that don't move in a breeze. They're carrying them in their cars so the weight isn't an issue. People can change & act more intelligently.

  • S D
    S D 2 ай бұрын +6

    It is crazy after a storm how much trash flows into the ocean. This boat should be on every outlet after storms this is freaking awesome!

  • Brian Garrow
    Brian Garrow 3 ай бұрын +1531

    I worked for close to 25 years in wastewater and stormwater management systems and I wish every coastal city that had ocean outfalls had systems like this in operation. In the winter when rainfall events make huge “flushes” into rivers, these types of collections are exactly what is needed.

    • Clouseau
      Clouseau 4 күн бұрын +1

      @Kev Dimo £ yes, it should be up to govt to clean this. What the hell else should our taxes go too?
      Shouldn’t be up to a few people to clean up everyone’s trash bc they live there.

    • FurnitureFan
      FurnitureFan 27 күн бұрын +1

      ​@Brian Garrow There is a good point to taxing producers to reflect the true cost of cleanup. The way forward is really to use less single-use ("disposable") plastics. I love eating fish & seafood and communities worldwide rely on selling this healthy food. We've got to start buying more mindfully, but if companies can sell throwaway stuff cheaply, we bear the cost and the seas get choked with trash. Fish is getting scarcer rn.

    • Alicia DuPuy
      Alicia DuPuy Ай бұрын +1

      If congress actually represented the ppl, this would be a regulation.

    • Daniel Bordeianu
      Daniel Bordeianu 3 ай бұрын

      @Wendy Ballard mulched to not be caught downstream in similar nets, yes

    • Daniel Bordeianu
      Daniel Bordeianu 3 ай бұрын +1

      @AEON now that is interesting!! a motorized pulley that extends the collector line to the other shore, having the collector point on land for some machinery. the line being lowered when there is traffic and raised back up. One such one man operation after every major city. If you add a bit of computing power, you could have one man supervising several such points in the region. .... even better, since lowering the line entirely will release the uncollected yet materials near collector point, the line near shore remains afloat at all times and only the part over the navigable channel is lowered...

  • The Metal Maiden
    The Metal Maiden 3 ай бұрын +49

    This is awesome. I used to work in Long Beach right next to the LA river, and it was terrible to see the amount of trash and other debris that would get washed out to sea every time in rained. This is a simple and effective solution.
    There is something similar in Baltimore harbor called Mr. Trashwheel and it collects trash from one of the larger rivers that empties into the harbor and cuts down on the trash that gets into the Chesapeake Bay.
    I hope this catches on in a lot more places.

    • Antardhana
      Antardhana 3 ай бұрын +2

      I like the sound of "Mr. Trashwheel." Reminds me of Japan's regional mascots. Maybe there's something to be said for encouraging a community to personify, even name, their Interceptor.

    GUIDESPERSPECTIVE 2 ай бұрын +13

    Incredible, this team and everyone behind it should be very proud of their contribution. There is hope.

  • Cory Holliday
    Cory Holliday 2 ай бұрын +14

    This is really incredible. I live nearly 1000 miles inland and wish we had these throughout our eastern rivers to filter out the large bits of litter. I’m hoping future iterations could seek ways to sort some of the natural materials that feed life in our waters. Microorganisms and macro invertebrates likely depend on some of that natural debris to kick off ecology in those systems.

    • ID10T
      ID10T 23 күн бұрын +1

      Something similar to a floating fish processor is what would be needed, complete with an assembly line of workers pulling inorganic material out of the waste stream.

  • Roy Thirstly
    Roy Thirstly 3 ай бұрын +203

    This is great but I think it’s important to remember that the best way to tackle a problem almost always comes down to approaching the source. Capturing this waste before it hits the ground/waterways is still the main priority. This is a band-aid on a gaping wound

    • Darlene Clarke
      Darlene Clarke 24 күн бұрын +1

      If it's catching it here there's that much less 35000 tons that's no small band-aid

    • K0nc3pt10n
      K0nc3pt10n Ай бұрын

      @Roy Thirstly Simple, huh? It seems like you have really thought this through. Could you tell me exactly how many miles of rivers and creeks we have? What's your brilliant idea for preventing all garbage from entering them?

    • Roy Thirstly
      Roy Thirstly Ай бұрын

      @K0nc3pt10n Creatures live in rivers and creeks. People and animals drink from, and recreate in rivers and creeks. Any amount of garbage in them needs to be viewed as unacceptable. It’s an unnecessary and totally avoidable harm that requires large, yes, but simple measures to prevent

    • Roy Thirstly
      Roy Thirstly Ай бұрын

      @Tyiriel yeah. This is the “gaping wound” I’m referring to. Such an injury requires intensive treatment and follow-up care. To stop the flow of garbage into the waterways will require intensive and sustained effort from every level of society

    • Video Archives
      Video Archives Ай бұрын +1

      Before all that comes reducing single use plastics

  • Steamin
    Steamin 3 ай бұрын +30

    I really hope this catches on. Every city on the coast line needs to invest in a system like this.

    • DianaS
      DianaS 2 ай бұрын

      What about "garbage scows"? If we can't stop making so much plastic, we can't possibly clean up our environment enough for Humans to remain residents of Earth.

  • ThePainkiller3666
    ThePainkiller3666 3 ай бұрын +545

    Man, this was absolutely amazing, these guys are seriously underselling an incredible accomplishment. How long have these waterways been carrying trash and nobody done anything about it? This team is doing it, coming up with a solution, learning from it applying fixes to newer generations its just absolutely incredible, thanks Interceptor team.

    • Hummer VS
      Hummer VS 2 ай бұрын

      @Dakao Do hope it does help- and makes a profit positive impact because that drives most everything.
      I worked for the most successful plastics to fuel company in the US. Unfortunate killed by current administration.
      If the less economically secure countries could use that tech- it could help tremendously.
      Long term the laser blasted fusion that yielded excess output is seriously hopeful!
      Here’s to hope for the future -we will keep making improvements for all mankind.

    • Dakao Do
      Dakao Do 3 ай бұрын

      @Hummer VS That's partly b/c LA, despite being a huge metro area, doesn't generate as much plastic pollution per capita as urban coastal areas in developing countries. This is because LA actually has functioning trash collection and waste disposal services. Whatever opinion one may have of it, it's an affluent city in an affluent country, and it has a vested interest in making some effort to keep its streets clean for tourism revenue, public health, etc.
      If you look back through previous videos, or third party reports and documentaries on living conditions in Central/South American, African, Asian, and Pacific Rim developing countries, many of them have entire neighborhoods or districts with no trash collection whatsoever. Also, the lower income of their residents means many people there often cannot make cost-effective medium term purchases -- their local economies have adapted to sell and market more numerous and smaller products that are proportionally more packaging intensive (e.g. single-use quantities of laundry detergent, single-serving food packaging) because the cycle of poverty traps them in extremely short-term decision-making.
      So yeah, while it's nice to see LA trash being reduced by a few tons, this system is able to make a much bigger difference in less developed countries.

    • Hummer VS
      Hummer VS 3 ай бұрын

      Seems like a good idea-
      But looks to me like the majority of the trash is simple sticks and leaves which would be natural to go into the ocean.

    • Tom Webber
      Tom Webber 3 ай бұрын

      I think a very simplistic answer to your question about 'how long' would be to point you to the Pacific Garbage Patch. I believe it is the size of Rhode Island (?) maybe larger. Humans are the trash, the plastic is just a by product of our own selfish stupidity and never ending need to instant gratification and 'successful' advertising telling us McDonald and Evian are the way to go.

  • Moritz Fischer
    Moritz Fischer 3 ай бұрын +19

    The concept and design so genius and just looking at it makes it crystal clear why this is so effective! I follow Ocean Cleanup for year and it is so amazing to see how far they come and how much impact they have made! Thank you! 🥰

    • Winter Watson
      Winter Watson 2 ай бұрын

      the concept is fantastic but it isn’t theirs-it was first implemented fifteen years ago by john kellett in baltimore

  • daisykid3
    daisykid3 Күн бұрын

    I'm so thankful for the work that everyone at Ocean Cleanup is doing. You're really tackling the problem from multiple angles, and it's working!! I hope we see more interceptors rolling out every year.

  • Nick S
    Nick S 2 ай бұрын +6

    Its inspiring to see solutions like this finally being implemented but its sorely needed in so many other places.

  • John Jones
    John Jones 3 ай бұрын +5

    The thing with LA at least in my experience, is that people DO throw their trash in trashcans but they get over filled so quickly!! The city needs to empty out public trash bins twice a day not just in the mornings:/

    • Brian Morel
      Brian Morel Ай бұрын

      True. Also the homeless situation isn't helping. Drive past any encampment and see the amount of debris on the sidewalk / streets, much which will eventually end up in the ocean. It's maddening.

  • Seek Sustainable Japan
    Seek Sustainable Japan 3 ай бұрын +9

    Absolutely amazing to see the heartfelt responses of locals seeing this interceptor at work!!

  • spikesmth
    spikesmth 3 ай бұрын +414

    It's an absolute shame that this hasn't already been done for decades. The problem has been known, the machine itself is little more than a boom and a conveyor belt, not exactly nano-quantum-computing. Clean Seas needs to do another fundraiser to keep expanding Ocean Cleanup's reach.

    • A Sosa
      A Sosa 3 ай бұрын

      The machine itself, labor, and maintenance is expensive. The reason why is hasn’t been implemented is because of money. The pollution is coming from all of the place so illicit discharges cannot be found and fined. The people are the polluters so a small slice of tax payer revenue goes towards environmental programs such as this one.

    • Karin Lindblom
      Karin Lindblom 3 ай бұрын

      @Evan Ulven Did you even read what I have wrote? It's impossible to discuss when the discussion just runs in circles.

    • Evan Ulven
      Evan Ulven 3 ай бұрын +1

      @Karin Lindblom Most of it isn't litter. It's what people in the waste collection business call "runoff." Trash from overfull dumpsters, tipped over cans, and blown off from landfills.

    • Lord Frostdraken
      Lord Frostdraken 3 ай бұрын

      I wish they had even 1% of the defense budget(1.5trillion last year) Think what they could do with over 15 billion dollars in government funding a year!! It would be truly incredible

  • Samuele Nocentini
    Samuele Nocentini 2 ай бұрын +2

    This is such a fantastic initiative; so glad to see small steps in the right direction. I really hope people start to open their eyes and give nature the respect it deserves.

  • Shao Chang
    Shao Chang 3 ай бұрын +2

    This is amazing! Really appreciate what you're doing for the environment. Thank you!

  • ElKek
    ElKek Ай бұрын +1

    I wish I could like this video 100 times! As a person who lives alongside the creek for many years and still lives near the water in the South Bay I’m glad beyond measure that LA County got an Interceptor and I hope we get more for every waterway to the ocean.

  • KarmaCadet
    KarmaCadet 2 ай бұрын +1

    amazing progress being made. Thank you for all your efforts! It is still sad to see that this is necessary, but this is obviously a great first step!

  • Havana Laurenz
    Havana Laurenz 2 ай бұрын

    I find it so inspiring to see that people are actually taking steps to reduce water pollution. As a person who grew up in South Africa, I remember that before I even entered the ocean, we had to determine whether it was safe to swim or not duo to all the plastic. Knowing that a company made up of talented people working to remove most of the plastic just makes me happy. Thankyou!

  • Zesty Tony
    Zesty Tony 3 ай бұрын +301

    I absolutely love that they immediately show themselves fixing the critique they were offered about it not reaching the sides perfectly. How can you not love the ocean cleanup?

    • Will C
      Will C 3 ай бұрын +1

      @Vicki oh to walk around so naively. There’s tons of money to be made…in the last 990 form from Ocean Cleanup in 2019 Boyan was paid $112,000…not to mention I’m sure he’s paid speaking fees and other payments outside of Ocean Cleanup.

    • Vicki
      Vicki 3 ай бұрын

      @Will C design? There's no design in this it's just about wanting to do it. As there's no money to make out of it

    • Will C
      Will C 3 ай бұрын

      One reason not to love them is that they ripped off the design from Mr. Trash Wheel in Baltimore.

    • Vicki
      Vicki 3 ай бұрын

      they weren't fixing the critique, they were fixing what was lacking in their desire to achieve the best.

    • Parker Snowe
      Parker Snowe 3 ай бұрын +6

      @CombatWombat594 It was placed at a lower water level, so after the rain the level of the water went up and the net to catch the trash did not quite reach wide enough. Problem was noticed and fixed.

  • Gunter Tomsen
    Gunter Tomsen Ай бұрын

    This is a wonderful thing happening. I would love to see more and more of this on ALL our waterways.
    Thank you to All who are involved!!!!!

  • Luuk
    Luuk 2 ай бұрын +1

    Loved this project and the idea behind it from the start and its great to see it all come together and effect our world ❤️

  • Cristian Araya
    Cristian Araya Ай бұрын

    So proud of contributing to this cause! Keep up the good work guys!

  • Bill Quinton
    Bill Quinton 9 күн бұрын

    Daaaaaaang!! You guy's are cleanin' it!! I am proud to support The Ocean Cleanup. So much love and gratitude for what you've done and what you're going to do!

  • Joyce
    Joyce 3 ай бұрын +1

    This is incredible. I hope more places get to implement it!

  • justin barron
    justin barron 3 ай бұрын +295

    Watching this transform from Boyan's brainchild at his first Ted talk back in about 2014-2015 into the real growing powerhouse that it is today is honestly extremely remarkable, humbling and has been a sight to see. I was in high-school when I first discovered this initiative and I can only hope to help spread more awareness of the incredible work this group does. Sincerest thanks to all of those involved with this group.

    • Repent and believe in Jesus Christ
      Repent and believe in Jesus Christ 3 ай бұрын

      Repent to Jesus Christ “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.””
      ‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭31‬:‭6‬ ‭NIV‬‬

    • Fee
      Fee 3 ай бұрын

      @The Modern Nomad you’re not a very logical person are you

    • The Modern Nomad
      The Modern Nomad 3 ай бұрын

      He deserves more media coverage and big lenders than SBF wtf is wrong with society.

    • not the same c c
      not the same c c 3 ай бұрын

      my thoughts as well. i remember watching the story as a coming soon a few yrs ago.

    • Fee
      Fee 3 ай бұрын +3

      @Darrell Moore I met jesus…he is gay. And he did indeed come again…just not the way you expected.

  • Carva Lone
    Carva Lone Ай бұрын

    You guys are doing AN AMAZING JOB!!!!!!!!! so proud and happy to see this

  • Alberto Alvarez
    Alberto Alvarez 2 ай бұрын

    Awesome stuff! Glad there's people taking the time to make things better for everyone.

  • nick smith
    nick smith Ай бұрын

    This is the first time I have seen this operation , I'm amazed how much plastic is in the ocean and rivers. May I commend you on your efforts and amazing staff around the world, I can only think of the positives you have brought to the world, may you carry on your good work. I SALUTE YOU, outstanding.

  • Rebecculous
    Rebecculous 2 ай бұрын

    I’ve been dreaming of systems like this for years! Why isn’t this being implemented everywhere!?! I’m so excited for your program, I would really like to see it being used widely. Thank you!

  • Leigh Taylor Ellis
    Leigh Taylor Ellis 2 ай бұрын +1

    This is wonderful! I live in the community that is being served by this interceptor. My hope is that it shows people not only what can be done to help clean the waterways and protect the oceans, but that it also inspires people to be more mindful of their own part in protecting our environment and to make whatever changes they can to their day-to-day lives. Huge thanks to everyone who is helping to make this project and its siblings successful.

    • Winter Watson
      Winter Watson 2 ай бұрын

      it’s very cool but baltimore showed la and the world. their first mr trashwheel opened in 2008!

  • Austin Tenenbaum
    Austin Tenenbaum 3 ай бұрын +289

    This is insanely incredible and makes me soooo happy to see. This should be getting more attention than it is! Ocean Cleanup is truly doing the entire world a huge favor! I can't wait to see what else they can do to clean up our oceans for humans and animals!

    • Danny Deshler
      Danny Deshler 3 ай бұрын

      @Bicklehoff You are never going to keep trash out of the waterways. It's impossible. You can train all you want, but wind, natural disasters, everyday traffic...all of these things will contribute to litter. It is so awesome that we have technology such as this to help us combat these everyday situations. You should be happy and proud of the work being done by these folks and the city govts who allow these things to be set up and operated.

    • Bicklehoff
      Bicklehoff 3 ай бұрын

      @yeet it all it’s a view I see from independents. We should focus on solutions that are true but not practical; e.I. If we enforced or encouraged people to not pollute then we wouldn’t need these solutions. IMO it’s a way of not taking action (responsibility) because there is a more perfect solution.

    • yeet it all
      yeet it all 3 ай бұрын

      @Edward S What the hell are you trying to say

    • Beach Workout
      Beach Workout 3 ай бұрын +1

      humans did put all the waste in the oceans and elsewhere not the animals .


    This is really awesome, I never comment on videos for whatever reason. But this river cleaning strategy is inspirational. Thank you. Keep up the great work!

  • Matt Vinci
    Matt Vinci 2 ай бұрын +1

    So good that you're doing this. Anyone who tries to walk on the beach after a major rain knows that, rather than being a cleaning or refreshing event there is, instead a literal trash dump that pours out into the bay and is then washed up on the sands. Literally smells like feces and coats the beach with garbage. This is so necessary! Thank you!

  • Heidi Love
    Heidi Love 2 ай бұрын +1

    We have 2 in Malaysia 🇲🇾. Well done California ❤ Big company should sponsor more for every country.

  • Terry Cunningham
    Terry Cunningham 3 ай бұрын +1

    Great job guys! Truly making a difference 👍

  • Synapptic User
    Synapptic User 2 ай бұрын

    Keep going with the ocean clean up, don't ever give up on it! It's so important! I so hope it works, and that it becomes a widespread operation all over the world! 😊🧡🤸

  • Luis F.
    Luis F. 3 ай бұрын +338

    I’ve been going to this beach for over 15 years and I thought we had made great improvements over the years to clean up the creek. But the interceptor 007 is technology that i have followed since it was built in Europe years ago and its working. Let’s keep working together to improve our water ways and our green spaces, as we need the earth more than the earth needs us. Keep up the good work Ocean Cleanup!

    • Logue Richard
      Logue Richard 3 ай бұрын

      Well said!!

    • Xavery
      Xavery 3 ай бұрын +1

      @Repent and believe in Jesus Christ religion is response to explain what people don't understand.

    • BayAreaMusicExclusive
      BayAreaMusicExclusive 3 ай бұрын +1

      Because each city is scandalous in there own way. They're have the same thing just different brand different owner

    • Repent and believe in Jesus Christ
      Repent and believe in Jesus Christ 3 ай бұрын +2

      Repent to Jesus Christ “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.””
      ‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭31‬:‭6‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  • Khaled Adams
    Khaled Adams 2 ай бұрын

    This is really encouraging!
    What really surprised me was the large percentage of organic material collected. At first I thought this was an unfortunate, added expense to the process, however it appears the organic debris acts as a medium to wick up the smaller particles and viscous fluids floating near the surface.
    I am very impressed with the simplicity of this design. I think it's a very positive start.

  • Eric Heng
    Eric Heng 3 ай бұрын

    This is great, hope you guys have more improvements and lots of luck in the future!

  • Vinisius Zen
    Vinisius Zen 3 ай бұрын +1

    My dream is see lots of those in Brazil. Here in São Paulo, lots of big polute rivers make the city smell like sewers. It´s a real shame. Rivers that my father used to fish and swin... Love this initiative and hope that reaches all sucess that deserves. Thanks for making a world a better place... huge deal!

  • Sage White
    Sage White 2 ай бұрын

    Amazing work and amazing that the community is getting to see it actually working making hope for more!

  • TBolt
    TBolt 27 күн бұрын

    This is so awesome. Please put these in every harbor along the coast! Great job! 👍

  • Kyle Walton
    Kyle Walton 3 ай бұрын +248

    Having an optical sorter of vegetation vs plastics would be great to be able to keep these running. You'd have a few less trash bin changes to make if you weren't throwing away alot of branches. I love this and can't wait to see what's next.

    • FurnitureFan
      FurnitureFan 27 күн бұрын

      ​@dave barnes I thought about that, but microplastics contaminate seawater. Maybe for now it's best to fish it out every couple of months and incinerate it instead of exporting waste?

    • Sarah Smith
      Sarah Smith 3 ай бұрын

      you could just have somebody there grab the trash out, the volume of trash vs organic waste seems like it wouldn't be big

    • Sebastian Amadeus van Brahms
      Sebastian Amadeus van Brahms 3 ай бұрын +2

      Many places already collect organic biodegradable waste seperately. A cost effective and easy solution could be to dump an equivalent amount of that into the sea after the interceptor.

    • promontorium
      promontorium 3 ай бұрын

      @dave barnes The problem with that is all the time you give with the plastics in the water, they're leaching chemicals. An alternative, if it's really pertinent, is to set up pools surrounded by trees and local plants and then just occasionally pump that water out with the debris. Maybe make that the final step in a water treatment process. Cleaned and then re-nutriated.

  • Salim Mamujee
    Salim Mamujee Ай бұрын

    Thank you for creating and sharing this video. Does anyone know how much material in storm water runoff floats vs is entrained and runs below surface? Amazing job to the leader(s) at "going against the current" and actually making a difference. You are a perfect embodiment of not making perfection the reason not to do something. Keep it up!

  • Julien Egger
    Julien Egger 3 ай бұрын

    So thankful for the Ocean Cleanup. Bravo for all the smart work and hard labor!

  • Thomas Moeller
    Thomas Moeller 2 ай бұрын

    This was published in December 2022.
    We've had a BUNCH more rain in the last two week (early to mid January 2023). Looking forward to the update on how much was collected in this storm system.

  • ID10T
    ID10T 23 күн бұрын

    This would bring tears to a glass eye, as my father used to say. And as the man in the video said, it is a beautiful site to see so much garbage in a way, knowing it's being collected.

  • Grant Oberhauser
    Grant Oberhauser 3 ай бұрын +1

    We need this on every channel in LA. The amount of trash they carry into the ocean when it rains is insane. Thank you for doing this!

    • Bonnie Chase
      Bonnie Chase 3 ай бұрын

      A few decades ago when I worked for LA County, we were responding to a hazardous spill in the storm drain. The men had banked up the sand to trap the effluent on the beach before flowing into the ocean. It formed a big lake overnight. The entire surface was coated with white styrofoam coffee cups.

  • DonToke808
    DonToke808 3 ай бұрын +350

    How did it take us this long to figure this out? We need this on every populated outlet.

    • Vortex
      Vortex 3 ай бұрын

      took zero time to figure it out, took until now to do something about it.

    • Evan Ulven
      Evan Ulven 3 ай бұрын +2

      Because what it does improves public infrastructure, and according to the modern definition, that means it's communism. The news said so.

    • ThrashTillDeth83
      ThrashTillDeth83 3 ай бұрын +4

      @justin time Ignoramus...this isn't a California thing this is about maintaining our planet.

    • Joetoep
      Joetoep 3 ай бұрын +1

      Also firing rockets into space is more imporant than this still. Sad but true.

  • DJ Deckard Cain
    DJ Deckard Cain 3 ай бұрын +1

    Every single river outlet to the ocean should have something like this.

  • Riverratsd
    Riverratsd Ай бұрын

    That is amazing. I would love to be a part of something so great. Good job guys.

  • Otto Matieque
    Otto Matieque Ай бұрын

    congratulations on the test. hopefully the system continues to work well. a future enhancement could be to have the system pickout the plastic and manmade trash while letting the natural detritus like leaves and twigs to continue on with their journey.

  • Coma Tose
    Coma Tose 3 ай бұрын

    Beyond epic in every way. This needs to be standard in all ocean inlet areas. Where is this at, LA. Major props to LA for doing its part as humans.

  • AJ H
    AJ H Ай бұрын

    Love this, every single interceptor is one step closer to a clean ocean!

  • Dana Oredson
    Dana Oredson 3 ай бұрын +266

    Ocean Cleanup is doing such good work. There should be something like this at every river mouth.

    • Dan Rickard
      Dan Rickard Ай бұрын

      yea, that will work great at keeping all the boats from getting out. in places where theres many options, then this is great, but does nothing for those alternate options. but hay, i cant fault the idea and the passion. if it works, it works.. call it a win for every pound of trash picked up. but its not a save all solution that will work anywhere. i think the solutions have to be tailered greatly with a veriety of techniques. because every coulture and every state, and every country, every island, and every river, are all unique in many ways.

    • Lord of Sadness
      Lord of Sadness 2 ай бұрын +1

      @pedropig yeah goodluck

    • Dana Oredson
      Dana Oredson 2 ай бұрын +1

      @pedropig yeah, good luck with that.

    • pedropig
      pedropig 2 ай бұрын +3

      Alternatively people could just stop throwing their litter about

    • Naefaren
      Naefaren 2 ай бұрын +3

      @Russell Evans It seems like a good majority of the waste that fell downstream came when it rained, so I see it as not being too big of a deal to dismantle for a while to let traffic come and go, like a door. Just close it behind you!

  • Blima Carvalho Otte
    Blima Carvalho Otte 3 ай бұрын +1

    You guys are my heros!!! I love your work and wish you all the best from Brazil!

  • JJJH1962
    JJJH1962 3 ай бұрын

    This is AWESOME! I am SO HAPPY we are FINALLY putting these things to use... I HATE that they've had to go through SO MUCH over the past few years JUST to get to THIS point... And this is ONLY a PILOT... I hope these things start popping up at ALL river outlets into ALL bays and oceans around the GLOBE... These things could do SO MUCH for our oceans and our world...

  • Silvia Alexandre Cordeiro
    Silvia Alexandre Cordeiro 2 ай бұрын

    Um muito humilde comentário. Nas cidades da Ásia os resíduos🚮, os materiais reciclados♻️, enfim, tudo é transformado♻️🚯 em energia elétrica⚛️☢️💹 mais barata📉. Vale a pesquisa e preservação🚰🌐 do Planeta 🌎🌍🌏🌹⭐. The Ocean Cleanup muito obrigada pelo seu trabalho incrível, muito Sucesso e Felicidades em 2023. Que Deus proteja e realize todos os seus sonhos.

  • Tiffany Kodama
    Tiffany Kodama 3 ай бұрын +8

    I'm just so stoked and beyond proud that the interceptor has finally made its way to California- my home state. Thank you so much OceanCleanUp for bringing interceptors to my home!!!

    • Brendon Bawden
      Brendon Bawden 2 ай бұрын

      California the world's so called cleanest environmentally friendly state dumps so much trash in river's! Sad

  • lovnbnhome
    lovnbnhome 2 ай бұрын

    I’d love to see how it did in this last most recent rain event with all the flooding.

  • Taking the TRASH OUT with Aaron
    Taking the TRASH OUT with Aaron 3 ай бұрын +144

    Thank you guys! It is mind boggling that our storm systems just dump all that trash into our natural environment, it is an archaic storm system at this point. I sleep better at night knowing you guys are doing this type of work all over the globe.

    • GopackGo
      GopackGo 26 күн бұрын

      @Bryan Tomkinson Yep good idea

    • FurnitureFan
      FurnitureFan 27 күн бұрын

      ​@GopackGo Yes.

    • Bryan Tomkinson
      Bryan Tomkinson 3 ай бұрын +1

      @GopackGo it's a system we have in Australia a 10c deposit is paid on all consumer drinks containers, even popular flavoured milk, 10c. Clean ups help Charities or scouts etc. Or me as a pensioner, litter is almost non existent, apart from face masks now. 😷 idiots

    • Taking the TRASH OUT with Aaron
      Taking the TRASH OUT with Aaron 3 ай бұрын +1

      @GopackGo true ^^^

    • GopackGo
      GopackGo 3 ай бұрын

      @John DoDo Doe sure, tax them, but the waste wouldn’t be there in the first place if it weren’t for the plastic companies. A least the trash companies attempted to collect the trash (of course with payment), whereas the plastic companies don’t do a damn thing about the waste.

  • Gordon Chamberlain
    Gordon Chamberlain 3 ай бұрын +1

    Look forward to Interceptor 007 systems being deployed around the world . Great work folks.

  • Bowfinger
    Bowfinger Ай бұрын

    A couple of things comes to mind:
    1. Is the system only deployed during and after a rain event?
    2. Is there a plan in place to allow boats to pass while it is in operation?

  • Kanale Tumlinson
    Kanale Tumlinson 3 ай бұрын +1

    Every river and creek dumping into the ocean needs one of these! Great job guys this thing removed so much trash on the 1st flush. Amazing

  • Kevin Ruggerio
    Kevin Ruggerio 3 ай бұрын +2

    Great project, would love to know how the waste/garbage collected is processed afterwards. 12:26 Hopefully not put on a barge and taken further out into the ocean.

    • FurnitureFan
      FurnitureFan 27 күн бұрын

      They can make income on it by selling it to incinerators to produce power. That's the next step. Our city just invested in incinerators & our water & air quality is better. Plus, years ago our country started charging money for plastic shopping bags & people started bringing their own, reusing them, and plastic bags disappeared from all our trees & hedges.

  • X x
    X x 2 ай бұрын

    Outstanding. Cheers to Boyan Slat and everyone there...
    I remember when he showed up. Had this crazy, beautiful vision. And few of the criticisms held water, (no pun.)
    This is just fantastic. Great work!

  • JboEnterprise
    JboEnterprise 3 ай бұрын +55

    I appreciate the group not just showing the successes but the shortcomings too, gives faith that they are improving the methods

    • Repent and believe in Jesus Christ
      Repent and believe in Jesus Christ 3 ай бұрын

      Repent to Jesus Christ “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.””
      ‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭31‬:‭6‬ ‭NIV‬‬

    • spreadkit
      spreadkit 3 ай бұрын +3

      the transparency is admirable

  • Suddenly Solo
    Suddenly Solo 2 ай бұрын

    Working on the Intercptor must be a really rewarding job. If they bring one to Canada's west coast I'll definitely apply for a job

  • Cynthia Russell
    Cynthia Russell 3 ай бұрын

    This makes me cry tears of happiness that people are fighting for this. Thank you.

  • Mac's Method
    Mac's Method Ай бұрын

    This is massive progress. The math is on our side with this technology and ingenuity. DO MORE OF THIS EVERYWHERE.

  • the8killed8one
    the8killed8one 2 ай бұрын

    love seeing these real world tests

  • MrBlackItalian
    MrBlackItalian Ай бұрын

    Big props to Michael Wade an ex coworker of mine for several years. Doing what he loves to do is fish. Glad he's doing well. Big props for the Interceptor 007. What an awesome idea for ocean cleaning.

  • Explore with Emily!
    Explore with Emily! 3 ай бұрын +44

    I appreciate that they also put neighbours in this video who are honest about their opinion and the situation instead of only 100% positive unrealistic talks, it’s really amazing what you guys are doing 💙

    • Glen Chapman
      Glen Chapman 3 ай бұрын +2

      And credit to those neighbors for saying "hey this is changing my mind"

  • Unsolved Mystery
    Unsolved Mystery  3 ай бұрын

    The government should be funding these guys and they should have them all over. When I was a young kid and went to the ocean in Westport Washington, my dad took my family down to a dock and long pier to go fishing and when I saw the amount of trash collected along the rocks and under the dock area it broke my heart. I then was seriously compassionate at age 8 to want to make a difference in regards to helping the water, oceans and critters living in it. Thank you guys for your efforts and know that you are making a huge impact. Great work. 👍 I was suggesting in another video about someone creating an ambitious boat tractor like the one that collects seaweed but use it to drive along the beaches in unreachable places and all over. Like a quad boat tractor will a collector Sweeper. Again great work. I absolutely commend your work and efforts.👍

  • Michael Fitzgerald
    Michael Fitzgerald 19 күн бұрын

    So simple yet so amazingly effective!

  • MNGuardianFan
    MNGuardianFan Ай бұрын

    It is actually embarrassing that this kind of work wasn't any kind of real focus before.
    It is an obvious effort that should have been done many decades ago.
    Thank you guys!

    • FurnitureFan
      FurnitureFan 27 күн бұрын +1

      ​@E.L. France Yes, and it's wonderful to see what a difference this makes.
      Maybe those vested interests should consider that incinerators could save the city more money & keep power bills down.

    • E.L. France
      E.L. France Ай бұрын +1

      Actually almost 40 years ago it was a fight we took up with both the city and the Coastal Commission for this exact location using nets almost exactly like this but without the inceptor. It was a political mess and we were denied on every one of the proposals. It was determined that the problem "wasn't as bad as we were making it out to be" and that they had better ideas they were going to implement ... Yada yada but we're finally DOING it thanks to a brilliant young man who's time has come.

  • djhart25
    djhart25 3 ай бұрын +3

    Amazing. I think she's right in that educating people is a bigger part of this than just the interceptor though. I worry some might see/ hear about the success of this, and think "well I can toss my wrapper where ever then, since there's a trash collector down stream that will automatically clean it up".

    • FurnitureFan
      FurnitureFan 27 күн бұрын

      Okay, this trash is overflow, blown from bins by the wind, caught by the Ocean Interceptor. I wish some people would quit trying to blame someone for the litter and donate towards helping to clear it up.
      Firstly people are short on time and money. Companies produce cheap, light, waterproof plastic products that they can afford. They often can't afford to buy heavier handcrafted items. They often reuse plastic containers for years. But being light, plastic waste still blows across the land until it reaches the ocean.

    • Etheric Limerick
      Etheric Limerick Ай бұрын

      I agree and think that anything positive (actual clean up, education, incentives for compliance etc. )that can be done should be done. Unfortunately I also feel that given the sub marginal mentality of the "litter bug" they will continue with their deplorable behavior regardless. Maybe if the fine for littering was a truckload of garbage conveyored into the perpetrators living room...

  • Ceasar Martinez
    Ceasar Martinez 2 ай бұрын

    Great job for those folks that made this happen!!!

  • Melanie Forbes
    Melanie Forbes 3 ай бұрын +110

    I hope we can get similar solutions here in Washington, DC for the Potomac. It would help the Chesapeake Bay watershed region, and be highly visable to policymakers in the US.

    • A440climbingchef
      A440climbingchef 3 ай бұрын +1

      @Benjamin Shropshire because permanent structures are eye sores🙄.

    • tduenchan
      tduenchan 3 ай бұрын

      @Colin F The Baltimore design predates the Ocean Cleanup interceptor design. The interceptor is much larger than the trash wheels though.

    • tduenchan
      tduenchan 3 ай бұрын

      There are a few small collector in place on tributaries to the patuxant river side of DC.

    • w Meuse
      w Meuse 3 ай бұрын +2

      @Benjamin Shropshire So, a legal battle that would add property tax, on top of a technical challenge. Also then trucks would have to be used to move captured wastes, which I am sure people would not forget about even with a observation platform.

    • Benjamin Shropshire
      Benjamin Shropshire 3 ай бұрын

      @w Meuse the video makes it look like it would be on public land for that site. Other places could use eminent domain (the footprint wouldn't be very big, and you would have a lot of flexibility about *exactly* where you put it). NIMBY issues might be more of a problem, but if you put it in a low concrete box you could add guard rails, call it an observation platform and people might even forget it's there.

  • Bobby Moss
    Bobby Moss 3 ай бұрын +1

    Bless all of you for keeping as much of the trash from flooding the ocean. It's shameful that people would dump so much trash into the LA "river."

  • natasha gilbert
    natasha gilbert 2 ай бұрын

    Oh man I get so emotional. I wish I lived near the ocean. I’d do anything to help ❤

  • BenLucid
    BenLucid 3 ай бұрын +1

    Absolutely amazing! Great Job, keep going!

  • carlos cortes
    carlos cortes Ай бұрын

    Congratulations!great job! I wish there would be one of those 007 waste catching system in every major water way that leads to the ocean all over the USA and territories.

  • Paul Kaminski
    Paul Kaminski Ай бұрын

    It would be nice to see something like this on the Great Lakes

  • Renee Morgan
    Renee Morgan 3 ай бұрын +31

    I don't know why but this has me emotional. It is just so cool to see the trash that is being stopped from going into the ocean. Thank you for what you do. I live in the midwest and no where close to the ocean or a beach but I am still so thankful for what you guys are doing. ♥

  • tehbald
    tehbald 3 ай бұрын

    What a great start. I feel like it should have a shredder off the primary pickup though possibly with a magnetic metal separator to help with the most basic of recycling too.

  • George F
    George F Ай бұрын

    I think it’s a great thing! Whoever made this we all thank you all!

  • Frank Curitana
    Frank Curitana 2 ай бұрын

    Great job guys well appreciated what you do to promoting and open awareness to different government and communities around the world of how much garbage unnecessarily dump into the rivers that end up to the ocean and goes damaging the ecosystem.

  • Caleb Smith
    Caleb Smith 3 ай бұрын

    Our country needs this. Great job!

  • Brian Ferguson
    Brian Ferguson Ай бұрын

    This is a great operation, truly good work! Also you should only interview people with large binoculars!

  • Insane Bandit
    Insane Bandit 3 ай бұрын +453

    I noticed that it picks up a lot of grasses and leaves. Would blocking these leaves and grasses from going out to the ocean be an issue for our coastlines and beaches. Legit curious, love the project so far.

    • Paul Christy
      Paul Christy 3 ай бұрын

      I noticed a lot of biomass. In a perfect world, I'd say separate petrochemical products from the biomass bales and throw biomass bales on beaches to stabilize dunes.

    • Fernando Sibecas
      Fernando Sibecas 3 ай бұрын

      I guess the damage created by plastic garbage outweight the benefit that some organic waste might have. Don´t forget that oceans have some of the largest forest in the world, so I dont know exactly how much impact the organic debris from land has on the oceans.

    • Emmett Turner
      Emmett Turner 3 ай бұрын

      @justastripe …except we do.

    • justastripe
      justastripe 3 ай бұрын

      @Emmett Turner except wood is often pressure treated and covered in chemicals and paper is usually covered in plastics and inks... You don't get to just arbitrarily decide what is and isn't pollution.

    • Echo
      Echo 3 ай бұрын

      The leaves and sticks dont really make a difference to the ecosystem, however it does make the water look dirtier and "contaminated" IMO. Boats and jetskis can also have a very bad day if those sticks and leaves swoop into their intake (Especially if those sticks are big, and most of the ones being scooped up were quite large), so its debatable.

  • Cliff Young
    Cliff Young 23 күн бұрын

    You all are awesome!!! Keep up the fantastic job!

  • Worsin
    Worsin 4 күн бұрын

    This is the kind of environment initiative I can get behind.

  • Kerry Owen-Holmes
    Kerry Owen-Holmes 3 ай бұрын +2

    I hope cities across not just California & the US but other countries take up this idea! 😊 Central Victoria Australia