A young entrepreneur’s quest to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a large area in the ocean between California and Hawaii where almost 2 trillion tiny pieces of discarded plastic have accumulated and have not escaped, thanks to ocean currents and winds. A young Dutch entrepreneur invented a contraption to clean up the garbage, but the first tests of the device were unsuccessful. Meanwhile, other scientists wonder if the attempt to clean up the area could do more harm than good. Plus, learn what it means to take something in stride.