Ship Designed to Remove Plastic Waste from the Oceans

Kjell Inge Røkke, a Norwegian billionaire,  is investing a large portion of his $2.7 billion wealth into building a recyling mega yacht.

The Research Expedition Vessel (REV) is a 600-foot ship that will cruise the ocean’s waters sucking up plastic waste. Capable of accumulating and recycling up to 5 tons of plastic per day, the REV will also double as a mobile laboratory for sciences to monitor and observe the ocean’s ecosystems.  Biuilt in collaboration with the World Wildlife Fund, the REV has been designed to have the highest environmental standards.

The REV will also be self-sustainable in terms of funding – the facilities can be reserved for private charters, accommodating up to 36 guests and 54 crew members. On a more daily basis, however, the ship will be playing host to 60 scientists and 40 crew members.

The scientists on board will have access to some of the most hi-tech research equipment available to them in order to properly observe the seas. Røkke hopes that the team will be able to utilize these facilities to discover new ways in assisting and nourishing the ocean’s struggling ecosystems.

“I am a fisherman, and curious by nature,” says Røkke. “Resources in the oceans and on the seabed have provided significant value for society – and also for my family and myself. For this, I am very grateful.”

“However, the oceans are also under greater pressure than ever before from overfishing, coastal pollution, habitat destruction, climate change and ocean acidification, and one of the most pressing challenges of all, plasticization of the ocean. The need for knowledge and solutions is pressing.”

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Environmental film, Before the Flood, available for viewing

The critically important film about the environment,  “Before the Flood, has been posted on the Mercola.com website.

Produced by National Geographic,  actor, environmental activist and United Nations messenger Leonardo DiCaprio explores what must be done to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on planet Earth.

We all accept that we are harming this planet to our own detriment and we must stop our wasteful and polluting ways. Whether you are an adversary or proponent of the highly politicized phrase “climate change,” the solutions we need to implement for our long-term viability are obvious, necessary and beneficial for everyone that desires a regenerative world.

You can view it here:

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/05/20/before-the-flood-climate-change.aspx