When I first heard about the story of a 19-year-old student that has developed ocean cleanup array that could remove 7,250,000 tons of plastic from the World’s oceans, I immediately thought this: how can I help? Is this on Kickstarter? Let’s spread the word.
The platforms will be completely self-supportive, receiving their energy from e.g. the sun, currents and waves. And by letting the platforms’ wings sway like an actual manta ray, we can ensure contacts of the inlets with the surface, even in the roughest weather.
And here is Boyan Slat’s TED talk
The more people know, the better. Both in terms of prevention (awareness!) and about the clean-up mission. So please blog, post, share this project as much as possible, for a cleaner ocean.
Fun fact: collecting plastic with The Ocean Cleanup Array is cheaper per ton than VOLUNTARY manual beach cleanup, src:dspace.cigilibrary.org/jspui/bitstrea…
— The Ocean Cleanup (@TheOceanCleanup) March 17, 2013