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5 life-changing projects take home top honors in world’s largest design awards #design

How it’s changing the world for the better: Inhabitat readers are no strangers to the Ocean Cleanup Array and its 21-year-old founder and CEO Boyan Slat. When we spoke to the pioneering Dutch engineering student last, he was developing his plan to deploy the world’s first sustainable system to remove plastic pollution from the world’s oceans using the power of natural currents. Plastic pollution in our oceans is currently a collossal problem with approximately eight million tons of plastic thrown into waters every year, killing up to 100,000 birds, fish and other marine life annually. The Ocean Cleanup Array will be a system of floating barriers that will be positioned at the center of gyres, or circular currents in order to amass pieces of plastic debris. In essence, the array will allow the ocean to clean itself by acting as a giant funnel concentrates floating garbage u...

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