Scientists are working with the European Space Agency to take photos of the various garbage patches from space.
With no governments stepping up to clean up the trash in the world’s oceans, which are in international waters, it’s up to privately funded groups like the Ocean Cleanup Foundation to take the lead on getting rid of the garbage.
And there’s a sense of urgency, said Joost Dubois, a spokesman with the foundation. It will be far easier to collect the trash while most of it is rather large before it breaks down into smaller pieces, he said.
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