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Wed Mar 27, 2013, 10:18 AM

19-Year-Old Develops Ocean Cleanup Array That Could Remove 7,250,000 Tons Of Plastic From the World'




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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.

Read more: http://inhabitat.com/19-year-old-student-develops-ocean-cleanup-array-that-could-remove-7250000-tons-of-plastic-from-the-worlds-oceans/

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OneGrassRoot Mar 2013 OP
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Wed Mar 27, 2013, 10:50 AM

1. Awesome! (nt)

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Wed Mar 27, 2013, 02:32 PM

2. wow

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Wed Mar 27, 2013, 03:11 PM

3. I knew someone would make a killing recycling all that plactic

Hooray for our genius 19 year olds! I'm so impressed!

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Wed Mar 27, 2013, 06:32 PM

4. wonderful news. K&R

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Wed Mar 27, 2013, 06:39 PM

5. That's great!

It's so sad to see all the sea creatures killed by ingesting this garbage or getting tangled up in it. I wonder if it would be helpful for gathering up fishing nets? Probably not, they'd be too deep.

Very good news.

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Mon Apr 8, 2013, 08:59 AM

6. "Don't take more than you need cause heaven just might be the sea" SS

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