Garbage Patch kid
September 12, 2013 10:49 PM Subscribe
With the Great Pacific Garbage Patch increasing in size
, coming up with a viable solution seems like a pretty important thing to do. Enter Boyan Slat
, the 19-year-old with a plan that could clean up
7,250,000,000kg of plastic from the world's oceans - within about five years.
Slat and his friend Tan Nguyen came up with the Ocean Cleanup
plan in their final year of secondary school, and went on to win the Best Technical Design 2012
from Delft University of Technology. The project's attracted a fair bit of media coverage lately, not all of it entirely accurate, so Slat has hastened to add
that they are only 1/4 through a feasibility study. In the meantime, you can watch his TEDx talk
about how the oceans clean themselves.