The Ocean Cleanup
We are proud to work with The Ocean Cleanup to offer a portion of our T-shirt sales as direct donations. This environmental charity is creating a change in our world by finding one of the largest ocean cleanups in history.
Our oceans are the largest ecosystems in our world and unfortunately plastic pollution in the world's oceans is becoming one of the largest environmental issues. Our footprint as humans is impacting the lives of over 600 different species of marine animals. Plastic damage in our oceans is also accounting for around $13 billion in losses from the fisheries, businesses, tourism and more.
The Ocean Cleanup project began in the year 2013 as the brainchild of a Dutch inventor named Boyan Slat. At just 18 years old he came up with the concept for a series of plastic waste removing technology that works with very little human intervention to clean our oceans. Today this charitable organization has grown to a staff of over 60 people with operational bases in the Netherlands and San Francisco USA.
Through the use of ocean currents the company has a plan that could clean up to half of the garbage out of the Pacific Ocean garbage patch in just five years’ time. Through your donations you will be funding this project as well as the future development of technology that will be used to clean our oceans for the future. The Ocean cleanup project cannot continue without proper support and any donations will go towards helping this team accomplish their goal and a more expedient rate.
GC believes strongly about supporting young talent and with your purchase of a Gifted Caste T-shirt you will have the option to choose between supporting The Ocean cleanup and two other featured causes with our current design!
“Boyan Slat.” Boyan Slat Combines Environmentalism, Creativity and Technology to Tackle Global Issues of Sustainability, www.boyanslat.com/.
Cleanup, www.theoceancleanup.com The Ocean. “Www.theoceancleanup.com.” The Ocean Cleanup, www.theoceancleanup.com/.
Kirby, David. “Ocean Plastic Pollution Costs $13 Billion a Year, and Your Face Scrub Is Part of the Problem.” TakePart, 30 June 2014, www.takepart.com/article/2014/06/30/ocean-plastic-pollution-costs-13-billion-year-and-your-face-scrub-part-problem/.
Nature News, Nature Publishing Group, www.nature.com/scitable/blog/saltwater-science/monofilament_in_the_ocean.