Source: Business Insider
The Ocean Cleanup, founded by 24-year-old Dutch innovator Boyan Slat, has run into some problems during its first month deploying a massive plastic cleaning array.
Slat’s 2,000-foot-long device, System 001, recently spent four weeks in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, where the organization hopes to collect 50 tons of plastic within one year.
For the most part, the system has worked as expected and the team has not seen any harm to marine animals, Slat wrote in a November 20 post on the organization’s website.
However, there’s apparently a problem with plastic leaving the device after being collected. The team expected surprises, Slat said, adding that The Ocean Cleanup was working on fixing the issue.
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