pacific garbage patch
I've been thinking of a solution to clean up the garbage patch, floating in our oceons. buy a used freighter. Install a plasma recycler in the hold. cut doors in the sides of freighter. Install long , specially manufactured landards, that have grippers and run on a conveyor belt system. To grab and pull the floating debris into the freighter. The plasma recycler will break down the debris into base elements. these can be sold . also one of the byproducts of a plasma rec ycler is steam. which is good to use upon the freighter for energy ---sterling engines.
If you could get the U.S. government, along with other pacific rim countries ( china, south Korea, Japan) to jointly invest in this venture to clean our oceons, it would be a great diplomatic feather in their hats.