Device to trap ocean plastic waste relaunches

A floating device designed to collect plastic waste from the Great Pacific garbage patch has been re-deployed. The device, developed by the Netherlands-based engineering NGO Ocean Cleanup was first deployed in 2018. However, during the first run, the device broke under constant waves and wind. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, also known as Pacific trash… Continue reading Device to trap ocean plastic waste relaunches

Scientists track Indian Ocean’s plastic

Researchers from the University of Western Australia (UWA) have tracked ocean plastic waste in the Indian Ocean. The Indian Ocean is the world’s biggest dumping ground for plastic waste. However, where the plastic waste ends up has been a mystery. Researchers have found that the floating plastic wastes are pushed from the southern Indian Ocean… Continue reading Scientists track Indian Ocean’s plastic