The Ocean Cleanup project was created by a 20-year-old innovator in the Netherlands, Boyan Slat, who was drawn to the idea after encountering plastic pollution in the Mediterranean.
He’s set out to do nothing less than rid the oceans of the millions of tons of plastic garbage that circle along their currents.
Pollution in the world’s waterways is one of the most serious challenges that our species is facing, and creative solutions are going to be needed in order to solve this problem. People from all over the world have recognized this issue and have been working hard to come up with their own ideas to clean trash from oceans and other bodies of water.
His goal is to eventually build a 100km floating array that could collect 70,320,000kg of plastic waste over 10 years.
Slat estimates that this method would cost roughly 4.53 euros (5.04 USD) per kilogram, which is only 3% of the cost of other potential clean-up methods
I wish that Slat will achieve his visionary goals!!!
Sources: True Activist, TheOceanCleanup
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