Cleaning up the Pacific

The Dutch foundation, The Ocean Cleanup, recently announced that it will start cleaning plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch within the next one year. The foundation estimates that within 5 years, it will cleanup half of the patch. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch refers to debris (such as small pieces of floating plastic) in the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and the Californian coast. The debris is spread over huge surface areas and is constantly moving with the ocean water. Here is a video with more information about the Garbage Patch.

 

Image Credits: https://marinedebris.noaa.gov for the image of the  Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Sources: https://www.theoceancleanup.com, https://marinedebris.noaa.gov