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December 15, 2019

Fast Company: The Ocean Cleanup device has returned from the Pacific Garbage Patch with its first load of plastic

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 03:23

The Ocean Cleanup device has returned from the Pacific Garbage Patch with its first load of plastic
After months of research, failures, and reconfigurations, and weeks spent at sea traveling to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and back, The Ocean Cleanup’s device—a 2,000-foot long floating tube that skims the surface of the water to catch plastic trash—has returned to shore. And with it, it brought back 60 bags, sized one cubic meter, full of plastic trash, everything from fishing nets to plastic bags to microplastics one millimeter in size. The end of the first voyage for The Ocean Cleanup, a

Read in Fast Company: https://apple.news/AhoIhqH97TmarHQvMQfoSTw

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4 Comments »

  1. Saw this earlier today. We humans are such slobs. Hopefully technology will come up with a way to “recycle” all this. What’s really said is that this is just a small sampling of what’s out there … 😥

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    Comment by Nan — December 15, 2019 @ 14:19

    • Hello Nan. What worries me is we will figure a way to clean it up and get it out of the ocean, yet have no way to dispose of it safely. So I worry we have to basically make huge landfills with nothing but plastic from the oceans. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — December 15, 2019 @ 14:29

      • The article I read says the organization/company is looking into ways to make this stuff into something viable. Of course the problem will, in the end, be like everything else … insane costs, meaning it will most likely end up like you suggested.

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        Comment by Nan — December 15, 2019 @ 14:42

        • Hello Nan. Yes we read the same article it seems. The problem they mentioned was finding enough things to make with enough demand to make it all work. Hugs

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          Comment by Scottie — December 15, 2019 @ 14:56


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