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Ocean Cleanup reaches milestone: removes over 200,000 kg of plastic from Pacific Ocean

The Dutch offshore restoration project, Ocean Cleanup, has achieved a significant milestone in its battle against plastic pollution. Their efforts have resulted in the removal of over 200,000 kilograms of plastic from the Pacific Ocean. In their latest extraction, their System 002/B successfully retrieved 6,260 kilograms of plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. This achievement marks a major step forward for Ocean Cleanup’s mission.

With sweeping booms spanning hundreds of meters, the plastic catcher efficiently collects waste encountered between California and Hawaii. The Pacific Ocean is plagued by an estimated 1,800 billion pieces of garbage, weighing a staggering 80 million kilograms. The vast expanse of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch alone is roughly three times the size of France.

Ocean Cleanup, initiated by Dutch inventor Boyan Slat during his high school years, serves as a beacon of hope in the fight against plastic pollution. Their remarkable progress inspires optimism for a cleaner and more sustainable future, reminding us that positive change is possible.

Source image: TheOceanCleanup / Twitter


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