Researchers Sample Enormous Oceanic Trash Vortex Ahead of Clean-Up Proposal

Posted In News, Pollution
Aug
24

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“The unprecedented plastic waste tide plaguing our oceans and shores, can become as limited as our chosen relationship with plastics, which involves a dramatic behavioral change on our part…”
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Researchers returned on Sunday from mapping and sampling a massive swirling cluster of trash floating in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, as the Dutch-borne crew works to refine a clean-up strategy it will roll out globally…

Read Full Article, Reuters / Yahoo News

Aerospace Student Boyan Slat Invents Cleanup System For Plastic Choking Our Oceans, Clean Technica (04-07-2013)
19-year-old Boyan Slat’s impassioned and educated opinion reminds us that youth, with its promising vital force, often taps into genius. If he is correct, Slat has designated some flair for environmental cleanup. Slat has unveiled plans to create an Ocean Cleanup Array that could remove 7,250,000 tons of plastic waste from the world’s oceans…

The Ocean Cleanup And Boyan Slat

An ocean of plastic: Magnitude of plastic waste going into the ocean calculated, UCSB Current

Plastic Pollution: The Great Plastic Tide, Coastal Care

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