Ocean Cleanup begins in Pacific

Ocean Cleanup begins in Pacific
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Aim is to remove 90 per cent of plastics by 2040

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It’s made up of some 1800 billion pieces of waste that weigh an estimated 80 million kilos. A giant rubbish patch that's three times of the size of France is the target of a cleanup project that’s getting underway in the Pacific ocean.

A u-shaped pipe trailing a 3 metre deep net will scoop up the rubbish which will then be shipped back to shore. Dutch inventors who raised 250 million euros in crowd-funding are behind the operation.

Team member Arjen Tjallema told Good Morning Europe about their ambitions.

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