Ship heading out to clean up Pacific Garbage Patch

A supply ship has set sail in San Francisco in an attempt to clean up the ocean.CLIMATE_ACTION

The ambitious project aims to clean up 50 per cent of the 80, 000 tonnes of plastic located in the infamous Great Pacific Garbage Patch within five years.

The boat, which departed on September 8th 2018, is now on its way to a test stop, for a 2-week trial before continuing its journey toward the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, 1,200 nautical miles offshore. Some of the plastic in the garbage patch dates back to the sixties.

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2018-09-11T08:32:55+00:00September 11th, 2018|Categories: Environment / Climate|

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