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Removal of plastics from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch begins

San Francisco - On Saturday, engineers deployed a trash collection device to corral plastic litter floating between California and Hawaii in an attempt to clean up the world's largest garbage patch in the heart of the Pacific Ocean.

Ocean plastic cleanup device to launch as pilot project in 2016

Two years ago, Boyan Slat, a then 19-year-old Aerospace Engineering student at TU Delft in Holland, made the claim he could cleanup the oceans vast accumulation of plastics and other marine garbage in about five years.

From plastic to oil: Making waves with a machine and a vision Special

Vancouver - Upgyres, a Vancouver organization, is looking to use the famous Blest machine that converts plastic into oil as a tool to clean up the North Pacifc plastic garbage patch. My interview with its director sheds light on this enterprise.

19-year-old Dutch student develops ocean cleanup technology

Delft - A 19-year-old Dutch engineering student has devised what he claims is a profitable way to remove millions of tons of plastic waste from the oceans.

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Artist s conception of Boyan Slat s Ocean Cleanup Array.
Artist's conception of Boyan Slat's Ocean Cleanup Array.

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