05 Jun '17, 8am

Now: Play Jenga With Ocean Plastic

Now: Play Jenga With Ocean Plastic

Some 8 million metric tons of plastic end up in the ocean every year. Plastic bottles, bags and plastic nets drift through currents, ending up in the planet’s subtropical gyres, spiraling currents that are essential to the movement of the ocean’s waters. The world’s “garbage patch” doesn’t just clog waterways and currents, though. It poses a significant threat to marine mammals and fish, which ingest the plastic or get ensnarled in nets. There have been a number of initiatives launched in recent years to clean up the gyres and the shorelines that are often depositories for the plastic. One of the more ingenious concepts is The Ocean Cleanup , that uses developing technology to scoop up the refuse. The developers are in the pilot stage and hope to launch it next year. They say it would take about 5 years to clean up 50 percent of the ocean’s garbage patch. The five gyres. T...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2017/06/world-ocean-day-jenga...

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