Ocean plastic mission cleanup underway!
The world’s first ocean cleaning system from Boyan Slat’s Ocean Cleanup Foundation has started work on the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch”, which is located between San Francisco and Hawaii and ranks the largest of Earth’s five ocean trash piles. The system comprises a U-shaped pipe with a 3-meter deep net underneath designed to trap floating plastic. Every few months a boat will arrive to collect the trapped waste for recycling on shore.
Read more about the ocean cleanup system here.