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The Ocean Cleanup: plastic waste catcher must return to the country

Photos courtesy: The Ocean Cleanup


Already grappling with how to retain plastic it has collected at the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a cleanup rig had another setback over the weekend and will be returning to port in Alameda sooner than expected. During an inspection Saturday, crewmembers found that an end section of the cleanup’s U-shaped boom had detached, Ocean Cleanup founder Boyan Slat said on the nonprofit’s site.