20 Year Old Dutchman Plans to Clean the World’s Oceans
- Boyan Slat from Delft, Netherlands
- Ocean Cleanup efforts
- Research shows that 7.25 million tonnes of plastic are floating in the gyres, equivalent to 1000 Eiffel Towers, which would take at least 79,000 years to clean up at the current rate
- Last month, Slat announced that the world’s first ocean self-cleaning system was about to be deployed in the sea separating Japan and Korea
To cut it short
The ambitious 20 year old announced that the trial between the Japanese island of Tsushima and South Korea is one step closer towards cleaning the ocean in a fraction of the current time required. A platform in the shape of a manta ray is being built and will have two huge floating arms spanning two kilometers from its central point that will allow sea life to pass under it while the buoyant plastic rubbish is captured within it.