A massive net is being deployed to pick up plastic in the Pacific

Critics are skeptical the project will do much good

computer rendering of Ocean Cleanup system

BIG SCOOP   A computer rendering depicts the entire 600-meter-long Ocean Cleanup system floating in the North Pacific, as currents push the edges of the boom to form a u-shape. The system is designed to scoop bits of plastic for later collection and removal by support vessels.

The Ocean Cleanup

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