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Ocean Cleanup is now again collecting trash at sea

Marine waste removal project Ocean Cleanup is now collecting trash from the sea for the second time. The first version of the system had big problems with issues like speed.

Photo: Lorin Eleni Gill/AP/Ritzau Scanpix

After a long testing phase and several challenges, Project Ocean Cleanup is now again at work removing plastic waste from the sea, inform the people behind the project.

The device collecting the plastic waste is a 600-meter long U-shaped tube that cordons off trash floating about at sea, and the idea was first unveiled by Dutch inventor Boyan Slat back in 2012. The system goes by the name of System 001, and back in June, the project crew launched System 100/B, the second attempt to come up with a design to successfully collect marine waste.

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