Ocean Cleanup breaks 10,000,000 kg barrier

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The Ocean Cleanup, the global non-profit project, has removed a verified all-time total of ten million kilograms of trash from oceans and rivers around the world – approximately the same weight as the Eiffel Tower. The Ocean Cleanup uses a dual strategy: cleaning up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP) to remove the plastic already afloat in the oceans, while stopping the flow of plastic from the world’s most polluting rivers. The announcement, on Earth Day 2024, comes as governments from around the world meet to continue negotiations to develop a new legally binding instrument to end plastic pollution at INC4 in Ottawa, Canada. Representatives of The Ocean Cleanup will be in attendance and the organization will be urging decision-makers to collaborate towards a comprehensive and ambitious global treaty which addresses plastic at all stages of its life cycle and in all marine environments worldwide, including in areas beyond national jurisdiction.

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