31 Dec '15, 4pm

Ocean Cleanup Array to be tested in the North Sea next year

Ocean Cleanup Array to be tested in the North Sea next year

of plastic circulating in our oceans, the system could not come at a better time. Its ability to passively collect debris using the power of the ocean’s currents – while avoiding harmful by-catch by allowing wildlife to flow underneath the structure while light, floating plastic becomes trapped – cuts costs on labor and increases effectiveness. A year-long study from 2014 confirmed how the system is a feasible solution for the world’s growing ocean trash crisis and even suggested it could help reduce the Great Pacific Garbage Patch by half in just ten years. By this time next year we will see how the system stacks up against the forces of the sea and if it will be the answer to ridding the oceans of our trash.

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