A massive garbage island located in the Gulf of Thailand is expected to take 10 days to clean up, according to authorities. The island, which is largely made up of plastic waste, is a threat to marine life and weighs 100 tonnes.
To clean up the waste, officials will use speedboats and small fishing nets to collect and remove the garbage.
Bangkok Post has more details:
The huge floating garbage island in the Gulf of Thailand is largely plastic waste and a threat to marine life, according to authorities who say it will take 10 days to clear.
The trash slick was located again by an aerial survey on Friday, 10 kilometres away from its position on Thursday. It is now drifting between Koh Talu in Bang Saphan Noi district and a headland of Ao Mae Ramphueng in Bang Saphan district. Koh Talu is a popular shallow-water dive site in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province.