Trukini + The Ocean Cleanup

We feel very passionate about our oceans. At Trukini we believe that if each and every one of us takes a small part in making the world a better place, we can achieve amazing results! Thats why we have decided to donate a portion of all sales to The Ocean Cleanup, to help with their cause. 

If you would like to learn more or donate to them directly, please use the following link:

The Ocean Cleanup


The Ocean Cleanup

The Ocean Cleanup develops advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. A full-scale deployment of their systems is estimated to clean up 50% of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in 5 years.

They are now looking to bridge the funding from the pilot phase to scale-up phase. With your help, they can continue to research the scope of the problem, improve the system and gather a highly skilled team allowing them to initiate the largest cleanup in history, starting in 2018. Help us accelerate a future in which the oceans are clean again.


 

Background

It was the summer of 2011 when then 16-year-old Boyan Slat was diving in Greece, and realized he came across more plastic bags than fish.

Being asked to write a high school science paper, he then used that time to investigate the plastic pollution problem, and why people claimed it was nearly impossible to clean up. This work eventually lead him to the idea of using the natural ocean currents to let the oceans clean themselves.

He first floated the concept in 2012 using a TEDx Talk, which rapidly went viral, being watched millions of times. A crowd funded, crowd sourced team of voluntary scientists and engineers then stepped up to help work out the idea.