Plastic pollution causes at least 13 billion U.S. dollars in damage every year to industries that include fishing, shipping and tourism. The US West Coast states spend approximately $500 million every year to clean up their beaches. The cost of removing debris from beaches averages $1,500 per ton and can reach up to $25,000 per ton.
That's why we at kulturspace like the Ocean Cleanup project since it's the world’s first feasible method to rid the oceans of plastic. The Ocean Cleanup’s goal is to extract, prevent, and intercept plastic pollution by initiating the largest cleanup in history.