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Ocean Cleanup's System 001 is towed out of the San Francisco Bay in San Francisco, California on September 08, 2018. The prototype technology, developed by Boyan Slat, is about 2,000 feet of floating booms that will be towed out to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a floating mass of plastics and trash about the size of France, in hopes of helping remove the pollutants. JOSH EDELSON / AFP

UN-backed ocean cleanup to remove 1.8 trillion plastic debris

A UN-backed ocean cleanup vessel aiming at cleaning up 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the Pacific Ocean has left San Francisco on its first voyage.

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