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Remember That $20 Million Ocean Cleanup Project? It Isn’t Working.

Published: 
Thu, 01/03/2019 - 5:54pm

Organizers for The Ocean Cleanup, which launched the project in September, already had their work cut out for them—the floating garbage patch is made up of an estimated 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic, which has coalesced into a field of debris twice the size of Texas, weighing in at 88,000 tons (that’s the equivalent of 500 jumbo jets, yikes).