Barrier isn’t trapping trash in Pacific Ocean after months

A ship tows The Ocean Cleanup's first buoyant trash-collecting device toward the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco Sept. 8 en route to the Pacific Ocean. (AP Photo/Lorin Eleni Gill, File)
In this May 11, 2017, file photo, Dutch innovator Boyan Slat poses for a portrait next to the anchors of his plastic collecting system, suspended from the roof of a building in Utrecht, Netherlands. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

LOS ANGELES — A floating device sent to corral a swirling island of trash between California and Hawaii has not swept up any plastic waste — but the young innovator behind the project said Monday that a fix was in the works.