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Old 23-04-2018, 08:07 PM   #567
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World's first ocean plastic-cleaning machine set to tackle Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Pioneering effort to collect debris that kills wildlife about to begin after teenager made his dream come true

Jane Dalton
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13 hours ago

Scientists are preparing to launch the world's first machine to clean up the planet's largest mass of ocean plastic.

The system, originally dreamed up by a teenager, will be shipped out this summer to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, between Hawaii and California, and which contains an estimated 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic.

It will be the first ever attempt to tackle the patch since it was discovered in 1997.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...-a8317226.html
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