Incredibly ambitious Ocean Cleanup project is launching this weekend


Tomorrow. A ship will begin towing along device from northern California. More than a thousand miles out to sea to begin scooping up a massive heap of trash estimated the way eighty thousand tonnes cutter. Evans says more on one young man's audacious plan. It may look like a giant pipeline. But this two thousand foot long contraption will soon be cleaning up. What's known as the great Pacific garbage? Patch made up of an estimated one point eight trillion pieces of floating plastic why not just take a big ship out there. In scoop, all this stuff up. So this area is twice the size of Texas. If you were to skim that with boats and nets it would take around seventy nine thousand years twenty four year old Dutch, inventor buoyant slant says his technology can do it much faster. He came up with the idea when he was just sixteen scuba diving in Greece, I some more plastic bags than fish. Why can't we just clean this up? Slant. Took us out on the water to show us, how his ocean cleanup system was inspired by trash covered beaches coastlines are very effective ways of catching plastic. But the thing is that in those fast ocean garbage fetches there, simply no coastlines to catch any plastic. So you built one so we build our own artificial coastline. Once it's towed to the garbage patch the collection system, floats freely with ocean currents and forms. A u shape to corral the trash skirt about ten feet. Deep will catch the plastic in his ship will then collected for recycling into products like these sunglasses, ultimately slat hopes to deploy sixty of these systems, we expect to remove around half this great Pacific average batch every five years ocean experts are hopeful it's very much an idea worth testing. But if we clean that up and don't stop to plastics at the source. We've we haven't even bigger problem. But for now slat is focused on this first full-scale test launching. Tomorrow, we'll work. No. We'll see in the coming

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