Takeaways:

  • More than 100 000kg of plastic has been removed from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
  • The Ocean Cleanup nonprofit built System 001, a water-borne parachute that improves the ability to capture plastic.
  • The organization picked up the 100 000kg of plastic over 45 extraction trips where the system swept about 1158 sq. miles (3000 sq. km) of the ocean.

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