A Unique Plastic Collecting Device Is About to Take on The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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After years in development, the world’s first passive plastic collection device is going to be deployed in the Pacific Ocean in an attempt to do something about plastic pollution.
Dedicated to removing debris from the oceans, the device will be set up between California and Hawaii in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a region with a high concentration of plastic pollution in the North Pacific Gyre.
(The Ocean Cleanup)According to The Ocean Cleanup’s simulations, this system will be able to clean up half the Great Pacific Garbage Patch – around 36,000 tonnes of plastic debris – in a period of five years.
It’s this problem that’s waiting out there to magnify many times unless we can take it out.”
“The plastic pollution problem has always been portrayed as something insolvable.
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