Boyan Slat to Deploy ‘Longest Floating Structure in World History’ to Clean Ocean Plastic

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Jun
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“The unprecedented plastic waste tide plaguing our oceans and shores, can become as limited as our chosen relationship with plastics, which involves a dramatic behavioral change on our part…”
Captions and Photo: © SAF — Coastal Care

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Boyan Slat, the 20-year-old founder and CEO of The Ocean Cleanup, has officially announced that the world’s first ocean-cleaning system is set to deploy in 2016.

The pilot program will be operational for at least two years in the proposed deployment location of Tsushima island in Japan, where approximately one cubic meter of plastic pollution per person is washed up each year…

LEARN MORE ABOUT: The Ocean Cleanup And Boyan Slat

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World’s first Ocean Cleanup Array will start removing plastic from the seas in 2016, Inhabitat (06-01-2015)

20 Years Old Aeronautical Engineer Boyan Slat Now Has the Funds to Build His Ocean Cleanup Machine, Business Week (09-17-2014)
Dutch wunderkind Boyan Slat turned 20 this year. He also closed on $2 million in crowdfunding to build cleanup contraptions designed to intercept and remove plastic refuse from the ocean….

Aerospace Student Boyan Slat Invents Cleanup System For Plastic Choking Our Oceans, Clean Technica (Uploaded 04-07-2013)
19-year-old Boyan Slat’s impassioned and educated opinion reminds us that youth, with its promising vital force, often taps into genius. If he is correct, Slat has designated some flair for environmental cleanup. 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…

An ocean of plastic: Magnitude of plastic waste going into the ocean calculated, UCSB Current

Plastic Pollution: “When The Mermaids Cry: The Great Plastic Tide,” Coastal Care

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