Author Topic: Maersk Selected to Deploy World’s First Large-Scale Ocean Plastic Cleanup System  (Read 263 times)

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That's awesome. I had heard of experimental devices, but didn't realize they were actively targeting 50% every 5 yearrs

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wow... thats needed.  Great news. Good find. Thanks.
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This is good news.

Of course it would help if people stopped throwing plastic in rivers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PavA4rUypE

The world has all the plastic we will ever need. We just have to recycle it.

Earlier this year scientists announced that they have improved a naturally occurring enzyme, which will reduce plastic to its natural building blocks. There are many types of plastic and each type probably needs a different enzyme and needs to work on a large production scale. There is hope.

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Very cool. I'd seen the sea-bins but they only seem to be good for harbours and other coastal points.
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Floating pipe set to start massive ocean cleanup process

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/10/15/tech/ocean-cleanup-project/index.html