Đỗ Nhật Tân

Đỗ Nhật Tân
Operations Manager, The Great Ocean Cleanup

Đỗ Nhật Tân, or “Tan”, is a Project Manager with 10 years of experience driving urban development and environmental initiatives. With a passion for protecting the environment and especially the rivers associated with where he was born and raised, in 2020, Tan officially joined The Ocean Cleanup as an operations manager in Can Tho City, Vietnam. They have started the work of cleaning the river, and collecting plastic waste, thereby preventing the plastic from entering the oceans, helping to protect the poetic beauty of Can Tho River as well as the environment of the City for future generations.


Lecture: "Cleaning our Oceans and Waterways"

The Ocean Cleanup, a non-profit organization, is developing and scaling technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plasc. Our aim is to put ourselves out of business once the oceans are clean Every year, millions of tons of plastic enter the oceans, primarily from rivers. And the plastic that’s afloat within the oceans isn’t going away by itself. To effectively solve the problem, we need to both halt the trash flow from rivers, and remove legacy plastics from the oceans at the same time. After many years of research, development, testing, and iteration, The Ocean Cleanup now has technologies to intercept plastic in rivers before it reaches the ocean, and technologies to remove the plastic that is already out there—debris that has been building up for decades. Together with corporations, governments and individuals globally, we plan on tackling 1000 of the most polluted rivers with our technology, knowledge, experience, and network. Our goal is to reach a 90% reduction of floating ocean plastic by 2040.