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12Sep 18

Floating trash collector heads for Great Pacific Garbage Patch

A 24-year-old Dutch college dropout has designed something that just might help save the oceans from plastic trash. A man named Boyan Slat raised more than $30 million to build an ocean-cleaning machine. He started a nonprofit in the Netherlands called Ocean Cleanup. More than 60 engineers and scientists work…

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18Aug 18

China’s plastic ban will flood us with trash

For years, China was willing to import and deal with huge amounts of plastic trash from other countries. Recycling plastic waste was a profitable business for them. But on December 31, 2017, China banned the import of most plastic waste. Now plastic is piling up in countries including the United…

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