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Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Photo of Ocean Cleaning Machine on the water.
San Francisco, CALIFORNIA — A system designed to clean up half of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is finally operational in the United States. The floating boom system, established by the non-profit organisation Ocean Cleanup, has deployed from San Francisco. It's undergoing several weeks of...
 Floating boom that will be used to corral plastic litter
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Engineers will deploy 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. The 2,000-foot (600-meter) long floating boom will be towed Saturday...