The top five plastic emitting countries are all located in Asia - the Philippines, India, Malaysia, China, and Indonesia.
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
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.
The effort aims to remove 50 percent of the 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch' over five years.