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ECO announces Mr. Pierre-Yves Cousteau joins ECO's Scientific and Technical Committee

by Daniel Perrin 29 Aug 2018 07:31 UTC
Endowment for Clean Oceans announces contests to remove plastics from ocean © Endowment for Clean Oceans

Endowment for Clean Oceans (ECO) announces Mr. Pierre-Yves Cousteau's membership on ECO's Scientific and Technical Committee, which will judge $1 million and $5 million prize contests.

Mr. Cousteau, son of the world-renowned Jacques-Yves Cousteau, and Founder of Cousteau Divers said, "I am excited to be working with ECO to find deployable and active solutions to the multi-faceted problem of removing the plastics in the ocean, micro and macro, and to prevent non-biodegradable plastics from entering our oceans."

"I am pleased to be associated with ECO's global and innovative effort to use the time-tested method of offering a prize for the best solution to these vexing problems that are polluting the oceans on a massive, global scale and are increasingly responsible for the deaths of some of our most magnificent ocean life."

"It is time to leverage the world's global intellect to find scalable and deployable solutions to this problem which, if not dealt with soon, will have devastating consequences on our planet," concluded Cousteau.

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