The Ocean Cleanup of marine debris to kick off this Saturday

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The Ocean Cleanup System 001 floating in the lagoon in front of the assembly yard - image courtesy of The Ocean Cleanup.

The amount of plastic in the world’s Oceans has become a critical issue for the well-being of the planet.

According to the World Economic Forum, unless things change, by 2050 the oceans are expected to contain more plastics than fish (by weight).

Located off the west-coast of the USA, it alone is estimated to contain around 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic.

Fortunately a number of organisations such as The Ocean Cleanup, Tangaroa Blue, The Last Straw and We-Refill, have launched initiatives to help tackle the problem.

 

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