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Floating anti-plastic waste dam to be tested in North Sea

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PLASTIC TIDE. A rubbish collector gathers floating plastic garbage in Manila Bay. Photo by EPA/Ritchie B. Tongo
The floating barrier uses currents to passively ensnare waves of garbage – while allowing fish and other sea creatures through

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (Dec. 30, 2015) — A revolutionary floating dam that traps plastic bags, bottles and other waste choking the world’s oceans will be tested at sea for the first time in 2016, the Ocean Cleanup foundation said.

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