The Ocean Clean Up: couldn't be done until this 19 year old came along
Getting rid of of the millions of tons of plastic couldn't be done the experts said until Boyan Slat thought outside of the box and created a concept which could do the job. Collecting the plastic with huge floating barriers, stretching over 100 kilometers while using the ocean currents as their input.
It took all of his time and he had to suspend his studies but he got the required 80.000 Euros to assemble a team of engineers and scientists and conclude a feasibility study.
Now the team is ready: it can be done and it should be done. We can't accept an ocean where plankton is 'outnumbered' six to one by plastics. We need to stop the influx of plastics, but even if that can be done, we need to get rid of our pollution to restore the oceans as the breeding grounds of species and the living area of earth.All they need is 2 million to build a working model of their device and their crowdfunding campaign is already at 50%.
Have a look at this inspirational video of their young leader and consider contributing to the smartest answer to a global problem.http://www.theoceancleanup.com/ #sustainability #ecology #ThinkingOutsideOfTheBox