07 Jun '17, 5pm

Remember that kid who invented a way to clean up ocean plastic? He's back, and it's happening

Boyan Slat was just a regular Dutch high-school student when he went on a diving trip to Greece. Once underwater, he was surrounded by plastic waste. “There were more plastic bags than fish,” he told MNN a few years back. “That was the moment I realized it was a huge issue and that environmental issues are really the biggest problems my generation will face.” Like many of us, Slat had heard about various giant garbage patches the world over, and he figured that someone, somewhere, was working to solve it. During his research after the Greece trip, he learned that there were a few cleanup ideas out there, but most of them relied on using nets to filter the plastic out of the water. Those nets also scooped up a lot of fish, turtles and other sea life, and weren't practical. So he worked on developing his own solution. "I finally decided to put both university and my social l...

Full article: https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/bl...

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  1. 12 Mar '18, 2pm

    Great information about the Ocean Clean Up which will start cleaning the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in May 2018 https://www.greenmatch.co.uk/blog/2018/02/the-ocean-cleanup-is-set-into-motion

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