The Ocean Cleanup Project
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Young Man with a Mission
Boyan Slat is a young man on a mission; a mission to clean up the world’s oceans of approximately 150 million tons of plastics which have polluted the oceans over the last few decades. He believes he has developed the means by which it can be done. He is referred to as the ocean clean up kid, and with the help of crowdfunding, has built research facilities, and works with 100 colleagues on the realisation of his vision, 70 of whom are a combination of scientists and engineers.
Boyan postponed his studies in aerospace engineering so he could devote 100% of his time to the project. He estimates it will cost 300 million euros, and take around 10 years to clean up half of the Pacific Ocean. If so, the ocean will be clear of plastic rubbish before 2040. Obviously a young man with a drive to achieve a goal that has been ignored, more or less, by other waste management corporations who claim a solution is beyond them in terms of cost and effectiveness.
The following documentary gives a good insight into what Boyan Slat has been developing. Where there is a will, there is a way:Tags: garbage, plastic, rubbish