According to Boyan Slat, the increased efficiency of the system, allows for the cleanup of half the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in just 5 years.
Dutch foundation The Ocean Cleanup announced it will start extracting plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch with a new concept: Floating Screens. The new developed technology is based on floating ‘anchors’, instead of the initially planned fixed anchors.
Series of floating anchors (two black structures) are to keep the screen in place.
An aerial survey, a C130 Hercules aircraft was fitted with state-of-art sensors from Teledyne Optech, whose Coastal Zone Mapping and Imaging Lidar (CZMIL) can detect objects at oceanic depths of tens of meters
The Pacific Garbage Patch survey concluded: ‘It’s Worse Than We Thought’.
Boyan Slat, the 22-year-old Dutch inventor and CEO behind The Ocean Cleanup, announced today preliminary results of the organization’s latest major research mission, the Aerial Expedition, the first-ever aerial survey of an ocean garbage patch, also called ‘the plastic soup‘. Read More
During his diving holliday in Greece, he found more plastic bags than fish. Now he is 21 and CEO of a high-profile company whose mission is to clean up the incredible amount of plastic floating around in the oceans.
This Prototype developed to CleanUp the Oceans, can be a real game changer.
Since today, the first prototype of the ocean cleanup installation is ready to test.
It’s an invention ofBoyan Slat, with which he wants to clean up the plastic debris in the oceans.
Instead of an installation of one hundred kilometers in length, this scale model is a one hundred meters long prototype which is posted for the Dutch coast in the North Sea. Read More
Boyan Slat extracts 7,250.000 tons of plastic out of the oceans with this innovation in 5 years.
Dutch TU/Delft student Boyan Slat has raised $ 2 million to clean up the ‘plastic soup’ in the sea. With this money he is going to build a prototype of a device that sweeps up the mess together.
The systemSlat(20)devisedconsists of 100kilometer-long floating armsinV-shaped catchingthe plastic which will be brought ashore recycling.His project ‘Ocean Cleanup‘attractedconsiderableattention.Andso didthe crowdfunding, which he himself set upcompletelyin Kickstarter–style.