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In a single extraction, The Ocean Cleanup's System 002 captured 3.8 tons (about 7,600 pounds!) of garbage from the ocean. This is one of several ongoing experiments being conducted with System 002 to pull trash out of the ocean without catching marine life. While it is a little disheartening to see all of that trash, seeing it being cleaned up by such an innovative system brings us hope for our oceans!

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