Ocean Cleanup Array vs 5Gyres : A Healthy Debate to Remove plastic from Oceans

What a great idea.
I’ve been saying this for years…the youngest of our world and our generations will lead us into a new world. Why can’t we do this? What is stopping us? The belief that it can be done. This man has it, and I believe there atre more who have this same idea!

Let’s go get it done!

PROPEL STEPS

Here comes the first part of the attempt by Boyan Slat and his plans to remove plastic waste from the oceans..

Boyan Slat

19-year-old Boyan Slat has unveiled plans to create an Ocean Cleanup Array that could remove 7,250,000 tons of plastic waste from the world’s oceans. The device consists of an anchored network of floating booms and processing platforms that could be dispatched to garbage patches around the world.

Instead of moving through the ocean, the array would span the radius of a garbage patch, acting as a giant funnel. The angle of the booms would force plastic in the direction of the platforms, where it would be separated from plankton, filtered and stored for recycling.

At school, Boyan Slat launched a project that analyzed the size and amount of plastic particles in the ocean’s garbage patches. His final paper went on to win several prizes, including Best Technical Design 2012 at…

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