Boyan Slat’s Amazing Ocean Cleanup Array
19-year-old Boyan Slat has unveiled plans to create an Ocean Cleanup Array that could remove 7,2500,000 tons of plastic waste from the world’s oceans.
The device consists of an anchored network of floating booms and processing platforms that could be dispatched to garbage patches around the world. Instead of moving through the ocean, the array would span the radius of a garbage patch, acting as a giant funnel. The angle of the booms would force plastic in the direction of the platforms, where it would be separated from plankton, filtered and stored for recycling.
This is a potentially huge breakthrough from 19 year old ocean lover Boyan Slat. I have long hoped that someone might attempt to tackle this giant environmental disaster in our oceans. This is an amazing project and it deserves attention. Here is more in-depth info from Boyan’s own website. Additionally, please check out the 5 Gyres website to learn more about these huge floating islands of debris in our oceans.