r/Futurology ∞ transit umbra, lux permanet ☥ Sep 23 '22 Silver 3 Helpful 3 Wholesome 4 All-Seeing Upvote 1 Take My Energy 2 Wholesome Seal of Approval 1

A Dutch NGO that has cleaned up 1/1000th of the plastic in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, says its technology can scale up to eliminate it completely. Environment

https://theoceancleanup.com/updates/first-100000-kg-removed-from-the-great-pacific-garbage-patch/
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u/pablo_the_bear Sep 23 '22

So just continually working with no end in sight until action is taken to stop flooding the ocean with plastics...

I applaud what they are doing but it makes me angry that they need to exist as a company in the first place.

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u/JoeyTheGreek Sep 23 '22

Like living in Minnesota and cutting the can holders to protect sea turtles. Why was my can holder make it into an ocean!?

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u/Stratocast7 Sep 23 '22

The US for a long time was selling waste to China to process. Not much effort was put into getting it all there without any getting into the ocean via shipping.