Cleaning Up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Cleaning Up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 898 , Segment 1

Episode: Great Pacific Garbage Patch Clean-Up, ACL Injuries, Cuban Constitution

  • Sep 12, 2018 9:00 pm
  • 19:38 mins

Guest: Kate O’Neill, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, UC Berkeley Over the weekend, an ambitious project to clean up what’s known as the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” left from San Francisco. It’s headed toward an enormous swirling mass of mostly plastic trash out in the ocean between California and Hawaii. The cleanup project consists of a 2,000 foot-long floating tube with a skirt hanging down 10-feet underwater. A ship is pulling the tube out to the garbage patch, like a super long tail trailing behind it.

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