Every year, millions of tons of plastic enter our oceans and drift into large systems of circulating ocean currents, also known as gyres. Once trapped in a gyre, the plastic will break down into microplastics and become increasingly easier to mistake for food by sea life. These microplastics are consumed by tiny phytoplankton and zooplankton. The phytoplankton and zooplankton are eaten by tiny fish which are then eaten by larger fish. These fish are then eaten by even larger fish and by birds. Eventually the plastics make their way up the food chain to the larger fish that we consume. This is one of the many dangers of plastic waste in oceans.
The Ocean Cleanup is designing and developing the first feasible method to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. It is a passive system that moves with the currents and traps plastic. The system consists of a 600-meter-long floater that sits at the surface of the water and a tapered 3-meter-deep skirt attached below.
As part of our commitment to the environment and to sustainability, $1 of every crate you purchase goes towards The Ocean Cleanup. Seafood Crate’s donations to The Ocean Cleanup are independent and we are not sponsored by them.