The Ocean Cleanup - developing technologies to extract prevent and intercept plastic pollution - Boyan Slat

18-year-old Boyan Slat combines environmentalism, entrepreneurism and technology to tackle global issues of sustainability. After diving in Greece, and coming across more plastic bags than fish, he wondered; "why can't we clean this up?" While still being on secondary school, he then decided to dedicate half a year of research to understand plastic pollution and the problems associated with cleaning it up. This ultimately led to his passive clean-up concept, which he presented at TEDxDelft 2012. Working to prove the feasibility of his concept, Boyan Slat currently gives lead to a team of approximately 50 people, and temporarily quit his Aerospace Engineering study to completely focus his efforts on The Ocean Cleanup.
How the oceans can clean themselves: Boyan Slat at TEDxDelft
The Ocean Cleanup works to develop world�s first feasible method to clean the gyres of plastic, using the currents to our advantage.
The Ocean Cleanup, developing technologies to extract, prevent and intercept plastic pollution

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