Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Now Someone Is Working WITH Me

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.

 

3 comments:

Unknown said...

Excellent. Good to see there are people working on this problem. I wonder to what depth it's effective.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

That's great! And not a moment too soon.

Kal said...

I wonder if there is plastic below that is attached to more below. like and Iceberg...only made of plastic.