Cleaning up the garbage patch

It looks like the young inventor Boyan Slat has improved his incredible design to efficiently extract plastic from the Pacific gyre. The project goes into action next year. And if all goes as planned, the enormous pile of plastic floating in the Pacific Ocean will be reduced by 50% in 5 years.

Considering the Great Pacific Garbage Patch covers such a huge area, that is simply amazing.

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2 thoughts on “Cleaning up the garbage patch

  1. Thanks Josh, I needed a lift this morning! At a time when the environment and science are under attack, it’s great to see young designers and innovators continue to forge ahead.

    • I couldn’t agree more, Julie. It’s also interesting to see how quickly green industries continue to grow. Such a huge opportunity for entrepreneurs and adventurous, forward-looking companies.

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