Dutch Inventor Years Ahead in Plan to Clean Up Massive Plastic Patch in Pacific

A Dutch entrepreneur has come up with an invention he says will allow him to start cleaning up a massive floating garbage patch in the Pacific two years ahead of schedule. "To catch the plastic, act like plastic," Boyan Slat said Thursday in Utrecht. Slat's Ocean Cleanup foundation plans to scoop up most of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch — a gargantuan floating island of plastic between the U.S. states of Hawaii and California. When he discovered that his original plan of...

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