Ocean Cleanup Array That Could Remove 7,250,000 Tons Of Plastic From the World's Oceans

Boyan Slat combines environmentalism, creativity and technology to tackle global issues of sustainability. Currently working on oceanic plastic pollution, he believes current prevention measures will have to be supplemented by active removal of plastics in order to succeed. With his concept called Marine Litter Extraction, Boyan Slat proposes a radical clean-up solution, for which he won the Best Technical Design award 2012 at the TU Delft.

Where millions of tons of plastic kill ocean life and poison food chains, Boyan sees opportunities to combat this. While researching ocean plastics during school holidays, he performed analysis on various fundamental topics (including particle sizes, plastic/plankton separation and the amount of plastic in the oceans), leading up to the first realistic concept for cleaning up the world's oceans.

Now a first-year Aerospace Engineering student at the TU Delft, Boyan has always been passionate about applying technology in an original way (at age fourteen he set a world record with launching 213 water rockets), and as an (underwater)photographer and videographer witnesses environmental degradation through his very own eyes.

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Then do it? He even calculated monetary profits on this project..

so, if we spend about the amount of money that goes around in a week/day of american tv watching we can save the worlds ecosystem forever? And then have enough money to fund global clean water fund terraforming of Mars?

so this really is a win/win situation? backed up by universities?

The government of an arbitrarily small country as greece, even haiti, can spend 0.1% (1billion) of their loaned money to create an income that pays itself in 2 years, creates jobs as well, has mostly benefits, and will cause more fish (food) for the world to eat...

nah, lets first try it the old way...

Yes... we need more statues, we need more useless advertising, we need more production of useless junk. Hehe. Of course I'm being rather sarcastic here. The point is that no matter how good and cheap some solutions are... unless the system can turn it into a giant money-making machine, it probably won't be done. Or it might... we'll see.

So, start a company that'll do this. Find some investors. If it's a good idea, investors will invest.

We treat the planet like someone’s personal garbage bin, and no one is responsible for the clean up, and there is no problem that comes out of our constant littering in major and cisco 200-001 minor cities around the world. I think that this is awesome that he had designed this robo-clean of the oceans, but who is going to build it and when is it going to truck around the world cleaning up our mess? cisco 200-001 practice test cisco 200-001