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29,000 tons of plastic collected from the Pacific Ocean

A project in Canada has recovered 29 tons of plastic from the Pacific Ocean while it tested new technology.

Nine separate missions resulted in the 29 tons and showed the success that the technology used could have a really positive impact on cleaning the oceans.

There’s an estimated 220 million pounds of plastic left in the ocean, and the organization said they could repeat what they just did 3,000 times to eradicate the oceans of plastic.

The system is called System 002, or Jenny for short, began in Canada in July and picked up garbage from the giant patch between Hawaii and California.

The project is made up of two vessels that pull a retention system through areas filled with plastic.

The experiment had positive results, and will now be happening with larger retention systems to help gather more in one trip.

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