A 120-meter unit of The Ocean Cleanup’s plastic clean-up system. It will be towed out of San Francisco Bay in the Pacific Ocean with the aim of trapping plastic debris and waste that floats into the ocean. Photo: EPA-EFE/The Ocean Cleanup

Massive boom aims to corral some of the 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic in the Pacific Ocean

The 600-meter long floating boom will be towed to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch – an island of trash twice the size of Texas

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A 120-meter unit of The Ocean Cleanup’s plastic clean-up system. It will be towed out of San Francisco Bay in the Pacific Ocean with the aim of trapping plastic debris and waste that floats into the ocean. Photo: EPA-EFE/The Ocean Cleanup
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