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The barrier getting readied

Some good news on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch?

8 September 18


Now, for the first time, there is going to be an attempt to get into the middle of the Pacific Ocean to try to clean it up.

And what a mighty undertaking. Every year millions of tonnes of plastic waste flow into seas around the world.

Today’s news from the BBC: Plastic pollution - giant barrier to clean up eastern Pacific, but there are still concerns about the barrier itself's environmental impact.

 The BBC's Science Editor David Shukman explains.

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