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The Ocean Cleanup is launching its most efficient technology yet | Thred

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Trial and error has gone into creating the scales and technology required to handle such enormous undertaking.

The Ocean Cleanup crew can only go higher now that its second plastic-collecting device has achieved such outstanding results. The group is introducing its third and most effective marine clean-up method to get rid of the largest bulk of pollutants in our ocean. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP) is a massive collection of plastic, fishing nets, and other non-biodegradable waste products that spans the ocean between California and Hawaii. Its whole area spans the Pacific Ocean, covering an estimated 1.6 million km2.The Ocean Cleanup claimed in July of this year that they had already gathered 108,526kg of plastic from the GPGP using System 002. Just know that this is heavier than the combined weight of 2.5 Boeing 737 airplanes because it is quite tough to visualize this number. Even better, if constant plastic catches totaling 100,000 kg are made, estimates indicate that it will only take 1,000 more hauls to totally eliminate the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.



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