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Microsoft teamed up with a nonprofit using autonomous ‘interceptor’ boats to clean up the ocean and is helping it identify trash with machine learning

The Ocean Cleanup is a nonprofit that designs technology to clean up plastic from the ocean. Microsoft hosted two hackathons to build a machine learning model to help identify waste. The nonprofit is turning plastic ocean waste into new products. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Cleaning up the […]
Microsoft teamed up with a nonprofit using autonomous ‘interceptor’ boats to clean up the ocean and is helping it identify trash with machine learning
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More plastic pollution is swirling in the deep ocean than in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. It’s even showing up in the intestines of sea creatures.

An average of about 8 million tons of plastic enters the ocean as pollution annually. Most of this is single-use plastics. Shoppers use 500 billion plastic bags worldwide every year. Most plastics never fully break down. They fragment into smaller pieces called microplastics, which have been found in human poop, […]
More plastic pollution is swirling in the deep ocean than in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. It’s even showing up in the intestines of sea creatures.
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The massive plastic-cleaning device invented by a 24-year-old to clean the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is finally being put to the test. Here’s what it’s up against.

On September 8th, the Ocean Cleanup launched the first of many massive plastic-cleaning arrays into the Pacific Ocean. There’s a lot of plastic in the world’s oceans, with much of it congregating in places like the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Dutch innovator Boyan Slat came up with the idea for […]
The massive plastic-cleaning device invented by a 24-year-old to clean the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is finally being put to the test. Here’s what it’s up against.