The Plan to Remove All Plastic From Oceans by 2050

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In 2015 Boyan Slat was only 20 years old when designed a device that promised to rid the world’s oceans of plastic by prompting it to clean itself.

Now Slat’s invention is ready to clean up the infamous Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a vortex of floating trash in the North Pacific Ocean.
Slat’s foundation The Ocean Cleanup is a non-profit organization, developing advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic.

Once plastic enters the marine food web, there is a possibility that it will contaminate the human food chain as well,” The Ocean Cleanup explains, “efforts to clean and eradicate ocean plastic have also caused significant financial burdens”.

– By utilizing the ocean currents to our advantage, our passive drifting systems are estimated to clean up half the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in 5 years’ time. –

We have successfully initiated our 120-meter tow test unit towards its designated test pattern approximately 50 nautical miles outside of San Francisco’s Golden Gate. This is an important test before we deploy our complete system into the Great Pacific Garbage Patch later this summer.
Read more about it here

The Ocean Cleanup

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"We must defuse this ticking time bomb."

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