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The Ocean Cleanup System 001 has been launched in the San Francisco Bay Photo

The Ocean Cleanup System 001 has been launched in the San Francisco Bay

The Ocean Cleanup Project launched its first working system to the Pacific Ocean through the San Francisco Bay on September 8, 2018. The Ocean Cleanup Project is a nonprofit organization that is working on a solution to cleaning up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch using ocean currents. The organization was begun in 2013 by Boyan Slat. The Dutch based non-profit seeks to clean-up the GPGP in five years time.

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Scientists find second garbage patch larger than Mexico in Pacific Photo

Scientists find second garbage patch larger than Mexico in Pacific

Scientists believe they have discovered a second Garbage Patch in the Pacific Ocean. The second Garbage Patch, which contains tiny plastic pieces floating at the surface, is thought to be larger than Mexico. The expedition was led by Captain Charles Moore and explored areas off Chile, Peru, and Easter Island during a six-month voyage. This newly discovered Garbage Patch is primarily composed of tiny bits of plastic that are extremely hard to clean up.

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