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A unique plastic collecting device is about to take on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

by Michelle Starr 26 Apr 2018 06:23 UTC
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After years in development, the world's first passive plastic collection device is going to be deployed in the Pacific Ocean in an attempt to do something about plastic pollution.

Dedicated to removing debris from the oceans, the device will be set up between California and Hawaii in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a region with a high concentration of plastic pollution in the North Pacific Gyre.

It was designed by The Ocean Cleanup, a foundation created by Dutch student Boyan Slat at the age of 18.

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