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A device invented by a 25-year-old is finally catching trash in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. It hauled 60 bags to shore to turn into new products....

The U-shaped device is collecting plastic in a trash-filled ocean vortex that's more than twice the size of Texas.
The Ocean Cleanup's Interceptor tool in the Klang River in Malaysia.

The 25-year-old trying to rid the world’s oceans of plastic just created a floating garbage truck that collects trash from rivers

The organization hopes to clean 1,000 rivers that contribute to around 80% of the ocean's plastic before the end of 2025.
The Ocean Cleanup's improved plastic-catching device retains debris in the Pacific Ocean.

The massive plastic-cleaning device invented by a 25-year-old is finally catching trash in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Boyan Slat and The Ocean Cleanup said their new parachute system was finally capturing and retaining plastic in the Pacific Ocean.
Boyan Slat stands in front of his massive cleanup device on launch day in September 2018.

The massive plastic-cleaning device a 25-year-old invented is finally catching some trash in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Take a look at its journ...

The Ocean Cleanup's plastic-collecting tool was re-deployed in the Pacific Ocean in June. The first version spilled the plastic it had collected.

A 25-year-old’s mission to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch relies on a giant plastic-cleaning device. Here’s how it works.

By acting like an arm that moves with the current, the Ocean Cleanup project's device traps plastic debris until a vessel can come tow it away.
A plastic item floats in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

A 25-year-old’s mission to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch has yielded a new discovery — and it means the plastic problem is even...

A study from the Ocean Cleanup project found that plastic that enters the ocean either is pushed back toward land or sinks below the water's surface.

A massive plastic-cleanup device invented by a 25-year-old may finally be catching trash in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Boyan Slat's improved device is in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. An underwater parachute is slowing the system down enough to catch plastic.
Boyan Slat on the day of the first system's launch.

The massive plastic-cleaning device in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch probably won’t hurt sea creatures — but there’s still a big p...

Environmentalists predicted that the tool would endanger marine life, but The Ocean Cleanup found that animals have been ignoring the device.
Fish swim near a plastic fork and a bottle at the Samandag Cevlik Akcay diving site off the coast of Samandag, Turkey on December 6, 2018.

More plastic pollution is swirling in the deep ocean than in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. It’s even showing up in the intestines of sea crea...

An exploration of the sea floor in Monterey Bay revealed that the highest amount of microplastics accumulates 2,000 feet below the surface.

An explorer who dove to the deepest point in the ocean found a plastic bag and candy wrappers at the bottom

Explorer Victor Vescovo found trash at the bottom of the Challenger Deep, the deepest known point on Earth.