Every day, an enormous amount of plastic waste is dumped into the World Ocean. Approximately 40% of this plastic ends up in the water the same year it is produced. Considering the fact that plastic practically does not decompose, this contributes to a dangerous trend.
There is more garbage in the World Ocean than there are stars in our galaxy. Because of this, many species are now on the brink of extinction. So how can we solve the garbage problem?
The most obvious solution would be to give up plastic in favor of biodegradable materials. This would keep the situation under control. As for the waste that is already in the ocean - scientists propose to use special magnet coils to get rid of it.
The coils are actually tiny reaction catalysts coated in nitrogen and manganese. When they enter into a reaction with plastic, they can split it into safe elements. The coils can be extracted from the water with magnets after use and be reused multiple times. The invention has already been successfully tested.
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