You may have heard about Boyan Slat’s Ocean Cleanup Array that could rid the oceans of 7.25-million tons of plastic waste, but now, after a year-long investigation, he’s back to show that his invention does offer a viable solution for plastic pollution. A single array could remove half of the plastic in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in just 10 years, says Slat. Continue reading for a video and more information.
Here’s what Inhabitat has to say:
Slat’s proposed Ocean Cleanup Array uses natural ocean currents and winds to passively transport plastic towards an anchored collection platform.
Large booms extend outwards at angles to direct debris towards the collection platform, and solid floating barriers prevent sea life from getting entangled in the array.