Project aims to clean up plastic waste in the Pacific

kaisei_300-250_30s_final2Project Kaisei, an environmental organization that has been established to address the problem of floating plastic waste in the Pacific Ocean, has announced it plans to embark on a 70 day expedition, between June and August 2009, to examine the Plastic Vortex, an area of the Pacific Ocean containing an estimated 4,000,000 tons of floating plastic waste in a mass that is twice the size of Texas, over 1,000 times bigger than Hong Kong, or nearly four times as large as Japan.

Project Kaisei is currently looking to raise US$2,000,000 for the Mission from individual donations, family foundations and corporations.

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