19-Year-Old Develops Cleanup Array To Remove 7,250,000 Tons Of Plastic From Oceans

Thank you Joe Martino , of the ‘The Collective Evolution’, for sharing this and AWARENESS.

boyanslatAnother young creative mind working towards bettering our world. 19-year-old Boyan Slat has revealed his plans to the world regarding his Ocean Cleanup Array that could remove 7,250,000 tons of plastic waste from the world’s oceans. The revolutionary 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.

It all began when Boyan Slat launched a project that analyzed the size and amount of plastic particles in the ocean’s garbage patches. He produced a paper of his findings which went on to win several prizes, including Best Technical Design 2012 at the Delft University of Technology. Boyan also had the opportunity to unveil his final concept during a TEDx talk in 2012.
Boyan states “One of the problems with preventive work is that there isn’t any imagery of these ‘garbage patches’, because the debris is dispersed over millions of square kilometres. By placing our arrays however, it will accumulate along the booms, making it suddenly possible to actually visualize the oceanic garbage patches. We need to stress the importance of recycling, and reducing our consumption of plastic packaging.” Wise words from a truly innovative mind. After his impressive invention, Boyan decided to found The Ocean Cleanup Foundation, a non-profit organization responsible for the development of his proposed technologies. If brought into fruition, his solution could save hundreds of thousands of aquatic animals annually, reduce pollutants (including PCB and DDT) from building up in the food chain and even improve human health given the fact harmful plastic has been found in humans after being in the ocean. 


Once built, it is estimated that the entire clean-up process would take about five years to complete. Along with clean-up, the new technology can help to raise awareness about the world’s ocean plastic garbage patches and how we must begin to exercise new ways of producing packaging and other products. You can find out more about his project and contribute to the crowd funding campaign by visiting his site http://www.boyanslat.com/plastic4/

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  1. RonMamita says:

    Update For CE3 Documentary
    April 29, 2013 by Joe Martino
    Update For CE3 Documentary
    I feel it’s time for an update on this, I partially feel like I owe it to you all but also because I am just excited about what’s unfolding so it’s time to share it out there. The update is about CE3: The Shift, the final installment to ‘The Collective Evolution’ series of documentaries.
    Although the idea for this doc came to me when I was writing CE2, it took quite a bit of time before the bulk of what was going to be in it really came together well.
    The goal was simple, I wanted to tangibly prove there was a shift happening and then inspire people to get involved in changing themselves and the planet via solutions.
    It sounds simple and mundane, but it goes much deeper and what I have been researching, collecting and bringing together for the content of this doc is pure magic in many ways. Some of it has almost brought tears to my eyes just in the knowing and realization of what’s unfolding and how big it truly is. The best part is it’s not some far stretched dream world but something that is happening before our eyes, driven by forces that are verifiable.

    Alanna and I went on a journey last summer across North America where we met with many individuals who are actively engaged in being the change in their own lives.
    A great deal of footage was gathered during that trip and a lot of it plays a key role in the project. When we arrived home, the excitement of the doc was still very much alive but not long after, walls were hit left right and centre. Nothing seemed to be flowing and every other aspect of CE was grabbing my attention as it required a lot of work.
    Plus life goes on at the same time of course. Naturally the project came to a slow moving train as everything else was getting my full attention in hopes to get it run smoothly so time could be taken away to work on the doc. That took longer than expected but the time did come.

    When the time came it was clear that is was right. The information, ideas and inspiration that came to me was quite powerful. At the same time, the right stuff was showing up when it was needed and in some ways the project built itself.
    As of now the project sits several months away from completion still as the final script is being written. The majority of filming is done and outline is near complete.
    The last bit of this doc has been designed to make itself so it shouldn’t be too long to complete. But it also can’t be a rush as I truly feel things happen as they need to.
    I’m looking forward to completing this chapter of CE as it’s a big piece.
    I truly feel you will all enjoy this doc and hopefully gain something from it.
    As more info becomes available I am happy to keep you updated about the project. But until then it’s going to be continuing to complete the last bits of writing before going into the final filming and post.
    I see how the timing has been perfect and look forward to the rest of the journey.

    If you have any questions about the project, please feel free to hit me up at joe@collective-evolution.com



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