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The longest floating structure in history is about to hit the ocean to fix a big problem

Posted on 25 January 2016

ocean cleanup

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.

Read more on UpWorthy here.

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