What the creators of the giant plastic-cleaning system headed to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch say to critics who doubt them

On Saturday, September 8, the Ocean Cleanup launched the first of the arrays they hope to use to clear plastic pollution from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. There’s a stunning amount of plastic in the oceans, with much of it concentrated in one of five regions, called gyres, like the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Dutch innovator Boyan Slat started the Ocean Cleanup to design ways to clean these regions. But while many find Slat’s efforts

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