The longest floating structure in history is about to hit the ocean to fix a big problem
Posted on 25 January 2016
Image credit: Ocean Cleanup
This is a part of a special Upworthy series about the issue of drilling in the Arctic made possible by the League of Conservation Voters. Read more. Don't worry — it's not another super yacht or party barge or some other contraption that will further pollute the ocean.
Nope, this is a good thing.
It's called The Ocean Cleanup, and it's a 1.2-mile-long system designed to collect and remove plastic from the ocean.
For two years, it will hang out in the ocean, hopefully to begin undoing what we've done for decades: polluted the heck out of the water with plastic trash.