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Comment As it's been said, it is like bailing out a bathtu (Score 3, Insightful) 71

with a teaspoon while the water is on full blast. Plastic needs to be stopped at the source otherwise companies/organizations like Ocean Cleanup Project are just making well paying jobs for their "non-profit" organization. I'm just going to call it what it is, a sham. Don't believe me, read what other scientists think. Frankly it might do more harm than good in that people will perceive the problem over and continue to use plastic with reckless abandon. When the reality is that there is microscopic plastic soup that exists 10m from the surface ocean that the Ocean Cleanup Project does not address. There are very few actual independent scientists or any conservation organizations that are for this group. Yet the media still keeps hyping it up--I guess maybe to assuage their guilt of using plastic. I don't know.

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