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Findings Reveal that the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is Worse Than Expected

Ocean Cleanup's Aerial Expedition look place last year to see what would be required to clear up the area.

The Ocean Cleanup is slated to begin the process of clearing up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in 2020. Last year, members of the Ocean Cleanup evaluated the area during an Aerial Expedition to see what would be required for the clearing up process. And after studying the findings, the foundation has discovered that the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is worse than expected.

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The Ocean Cleanup is due to begin clearing up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in 2020. To get a better idea of what will be required, the Dutch foundation last year went for a close up look. It's now begun sizing up the task from the air and initial findings are that it's worse than originally thought.

"The Aerial Expedition - our final reconnaissance mission - brings us another step closer to the cleanup of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch," says CEO and founder of the Ocean Cleanup Boyan Slat. "The initial findings of the expeditions again underline the urgency to tackle the growing accumulation of plastic in the world's oceans."

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