Garbage-collecting Boom Breaks Apart In Ocean

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Dutch inventor Boyan Slat and his organization, The Ocean Cleanup, planned to use a garbage-collecting boom to clean up the plastic in the Pacific Ocean, but they have reported that it has broken apart.

The boom was towed out to sea last September, but then failed to collect garbage. It was modified at sea, but recently broke apart in the ocean’s wind and waves.

The Associated Press reports that it will be towed to Hawaii for repairs.