Ocean plastic: Great Pacific Garbage Patch to be cleaned of plastic waste in 2018 - TomoNews

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Ocean plastic: Great Pacific Garbage Patch to be cleaned of plastic waste in 2018 - TomoNews DELFT, NETHERLANDS — A Dutch group aiming to rid the oceans of plastic junk has announced it will begin efforts to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch by 2018, two years earlier than originally intended. The organization, Ocean Cleanup, was founded by 22-year-old Boyan Slat. According to the group’s website, they will use trash collectors in the form of curved booms and screens, which are suspended by anchors floating in deep water. The system will act like an artificial coastline, catching plastic debris as it drifts on the surface or just below the water. Once full, a vessel empties the system and transports the collected plastic to land for processing and recycling. The group plans to deploy up to 50 systems, and expects to collect 50 percent of the trash in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in just five years. In their latest press release, Ocean Cleanup said the first pilot parts are now in production and will be tested off the U.S. West Coast by year’s end. ----------------------------------------­----------------------------------------­---------------- Go to http://www.patreon.com/tomonews and become a Patron now TomoNews is now on Patreon and we've got some cool perks for our hardcore fans. TomoNews is your best source for real news. We cover the funniest, craziest and most talked-about stories on the internet. Our tone is irreverent and unapologetic. If you’re laughing, we’re laughing. If you’re outraged, we’re outraged. We tell it like it is. And because we can animate stories, TomoNews brings you news like you’ve never seen before. Visit our official website for all the latest, uncensored videos: http://us.tomonews.com Check out our Android app: http://bit.ly/1rddhCj Check out our iOS app: http://bit.ly/1gO3z1f Get top stories delivered to your inbox everyday: http://bit.ly/tomo-newsletter See a story that should be animated? Tell us about it! Suggest a story here: http://bit.ly/suggest-tomonews Stay connected with us here: Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TomoNewsUS Twitter tomonewsus http://www.twitter.com/TomoNewsUS Google+ http://plus.google.com/+TomoNewsUS/ Instagram tomonewsus http://instagram.com/tomonewsus -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "Crying dog breaks the internet’s heart — but this sad dog story has a happy ending" http://vilook.com/video/4prKTN9bYQc -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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