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One thousand rivers account for nearly 80 percent of plastic carried into oceans: Study
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One thousand rivers account for nearly 80 percent of plastic carried into oceans: Study

The top five plastic emitting countries are all located in Asia - the Philippines, India, Malaysia, China, and Indonesia.

Solar-powered Pacific cleanup project has not picked up any plastic in 3 months
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Solar-powered Pacific cleanup project has not picked up any plastic in 3 months

The plastic barrier is intended to act like a coastline, trapping about 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic

The Ocean Cleanup project dispatches 600-metre-long trash collection device to clean Great Pacific Garbage Patch
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The Ocean Cleanup project dispatches 600-metre-long trash collection device to clean Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The system was created by The Ocean Cleanup, an organization founded by Boyan Slat, a 24-year-old innovator from the Netherlands who first became passionate about cleaning the oceans when he went scuba diving at age 16 in the Mediterranean Sea and saw more plastic bags than fish.

World's largest patch of plastic in Pacific to be cleaned up in a massive effort
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World's largest patch of plastic in Pacific to be cleaned up in a massive effort

The effort aims to remove 50 percent of the 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch' over five years.