Surface Clean-Up Technology Won’t Solve Ocean Plastic Problem, According To Study

Clean-up devices that collect waste from the ocean surface won’t solve the plastic pollution problem, according to a new study. Researchers compared estimates of current and future plastic waste with the ability of floating clean-up devices to collect it – and found the impact of such devices was “very modest.”

However, river barriers could be more effective and – though they have no impact on plastic already in the oceans – they could reduce pollution “significantly” if used in tandem with surface clean-up technology.

See More (Forbes):

https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottsnowden/2020/08/05/surface-clean-up-technology-wont-solve-ocean-plastic-problem-according-to-study/

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