Great Pacific Garbage Patch plastic removal system could become ‘world’s biggest piece of marine debris’, critics say – Science News

Great Pacific Garbage Patch plastic removal system could become ‘world’s biggest piece of marine debris’, critics say – Science News

In 2012, an 18-year-old Dutch entrepreneur told a TEDx audience he was designing a device to clean-up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Boyan Slat’s idea sounded like a novel concept that would quickly succumb to the insurmountable logistical issues of cleaning up 1.6 million square kilometres of plastic in deep, …

Man charged with drink driving after garbage truck theft in Adelaide’s CBD

Man charged with drink driving after garbage truck theft in Adelaide’s CBD

Posted April 03, 2018 09:43:43 A man who allegedly stole a rubbish truck from Adelaide’s CBD while drunk and unlicensed is facing several charges, after police tracked him to a nearby suburb. Police said the truck’s driver had left it parked near the intersection of East Terrace and Grenfell Street …

Great Pacific Garbage Patch plastic pollution dwarfs previous estimates and is ‘growing exponentially’ – Science News

Great Pacific Garbage Patch plastic pollution dwarfs previous estimates and is ‘growing exponentially’ – Science News

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a rotating soup of plastic in the north Pacific Ocean, contains up to 16 times the amount of waste than previously thought. Key points Surveys of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch conducted in 2015 and 2016 estimate 78,200 tonnes of plastic waste are packed into …