It is a well-known fact that our oceans have a plastic problem . According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), 8 million tonnes of plastic enter the sea every year. This is so bad that the UNEP has declared war on ocean plastic. Well, they are not alone. Here are seven innovative inventions that are also doing their share in reducing oceanic plastic waste . 1. Edible packaging for water Water bottles pollute a lot because of their frequency of use but how are we supposed to go without them? Well, scientists have invented a seaweed package that allows you to eat a sphere of water with no waste leftover. Here is the company Ooho giving the French president Emmanuel Macron one of their water spheres. If it’s good enough for him, it’s good enough for us. — Ooho! (@OohoWater) December 13, 2017 2. The world’s first ocean clean up system One young man took it upon himself to invent the world’s first oceanic cleanup system. The novel device has been described as a "giant Pac-Man" because it literally gobbles up plastic and debris as it travels. It is now headed for the Great Pacific garbage patch where […]

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