The world's first ocean cleanup system was launched from San Francisco in 2018.
The project was initiated by Dutch inventor Boyan Slat and his organization, The Ocean Cleanup.
The system consists of a 2,000-foot-long floater with a 10-foot skirt that hangs below it, designed to catch plastic and other debris.
The system is powered by wind and waves, allowing it to move along with the current and collect debris over a larger area.
The collected plastic will be brought back to shore for recycling and reuse.
The ultimate goal is to reduce the amount of plastic in the world’s oceans by at least 90% by 2040.
The launch of the ocean cleanup system marks a major milestone in the fight against plastic pollution in the world's oceans.
The project has been successful in raising awareness about the issue of plastic pollution in the oceans and the need for innovative solutions to address it.