Work Underway to Clean Up the Largest Area of Plastic Garbage Floating In The Pacific Ocean

On Saturday, Engineers headed out to sea to put in place a garbage collection device to collect plastic litter floating between the states of California and Hawaii in an hopes to clean up the world’s largest area of trash that exists today in the Pacific Ocean.

The 2,000-foot (600-metre) long floating boom was being towed from San Francisco, between California and Hawaii.

The system is a giant U-shaped barrier that will float in the ocean, it is expected to trap some of the 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic.

It allows a support vessel to fish out the collected plastic every few months and transport it to dry land where it will be recycled.

 

Source: LiveLeak

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