This is so cool! 19-year old Boyan Slat has possibly invented a way to clean our world's oceans in LESS THAN 5 YEARS! And it would make a profit. As if that isn't amazing enough, it would also be safe from harming marine life and would collect the waste in a way that would allow the world to truly see how much we are dumping into the oceans. Hopefully this will give some people a wake up call and encourage them to choose more environmentally friendly life choices. Currently, there is a team of experts and engineers studying this concept in depth and if everything checks out, this could be a solution that scientists have been looking for for years. It is almost like a massive pool filter that works with the current of the ocean to collect plastic and other floating debris.
Click on the image above to see more information about this plan and to find out how you can get involved or make a donation. If you think you have a better idea for a design to clean our oceans, enter the contest and you could win an amazing vacation package and you'd basically be a hero.
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