Why can’t we just clean up Great Pacific Garbage Patch?

If would take a full year of a ship to skim the microplastics from just one percent of the Garbage Patch. And there’s more garbage where that come from. Similar trash vortices swirl near Japan and in the North Atlantic. But it’s never too late to cut down on our use of plastic.

Marine scientists and plastic pollution experts who have criticized the project are also interested in reducing plastic pollution in the ocean. But they argue that by focusing on a relatively expensive, hard-to-pull off technological innovation, the Cleanup may take attention away from necessary efforts to stop plastic from getting into the water in the first place.


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