Ocean Cleanup ship sweeps first Pacific plasticChristian Fernsby ▼ | October 2, 2019
A special ship designed to clean the oceans has harvested its first plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
World Ocean Cleanup
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"Today we announce that our cleaning system in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch has been catching plastic for the first time," Boyan Slat, the 25-year-old Dutch CEO and founder of The Ocean Cleanup, told a press conference in Rotterdam.
"It's the first time actually anyone harvests plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. So we think that we can actually clean the oceans." ■