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Ambitious Project Begins In The Pacific To Remove 88,000 Tons Of Plastic

10 monthes ago   |   By Ubergizmo

The Ocean Cleanup Project has launched an ambitious project to remove up to 88,000 tons of plastic that's floating in the Pacific, the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” to be precise. It has started towing the Ocean Cleanup System 001 from San Francisco to a trial site that's about 260 miles from shore.
Once the System 001 arrives at the site, it will be pushed into a U-shape by the wind and waves as it drifts along slowly on its own. A 10 foot skirt will hang below to pick up the pieces of plastic which may be as small as a millimeter. Smaller boats will come in later to retrieve the garbage...
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