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A drifting gizmo created to remove waste from the sea has effectively removed large amounts of plastic from an enormous island of rubbish about the size of France, in the Pacific Ocean for the very first time.

The developer of the system, 25-year-old Dutch inventor and engineer, Boyan Slat, revealed on Twitter the gadget had actually effectively recorded big pieces of flotsam, including ghost nets, office chairs, plastic helmets and tyres from the Great Pacific Trash Patch, and that it had also caught large quantities of microplastics.

The technology, based upon a large line of cork floats suspending a substantial skirt hanging below it, requires no power and depends upon the motion of the sea to push it through the rubbish.

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Mr Slat initially revealed his strategies to attempt to utilize passive innovation to get litter from the ocean in 2012.

” We now have a self-contained system in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch that is utilizing the natural forces of the ocean to passively catch and focus plastics, thus verifying the most crucial principle behind the ocean clean-up system,” he said in a video declaration.

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