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Wed Mar 27, 2013, 08:21 PM

19-year-old Student Develops Ocean Cleanup Array...

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.


Read more: http://inhabitat.com/19-year-old-student-develops-ocean-cleanup-array-that-could-remove-7250000-tons-of-plastic-from-the-worlds-oceans/

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Reply 19-year-old Student Develops Ocean Cleanup Array... (Original post)
CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2013 OP
ms liberty Mar 2013 #1
shenmue Mar 2013 #2
CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2013 #3
Sherman A1 Mar 2013 #4
Autumn Mar 2013 #5
southernyankeebelle Mar 2013 #8
Autumn Mar 2013 #9
southernyankeebelle Mar 2013 #11
patricia92243 Mar 2013 #6
CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2013 #7
Initech Mar 2013 #10
Lionel Mandrake Mar 2013 #12
Zax2me Mar 2013 #13
progressoid Mar 2013 #14

Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 08:25 PM

1. Awesome...K&R...n/t

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 08:26 PM

2. Yay!

Give him a prize!

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Response to shenmue (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 08:27 PM

3. Oh, ABSOLUTELY!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 08:28 PM

4. K&R

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 08:28 PM

5. Wow, what a brilliant mind.

rec

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Response to Autumn (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 09:24 PM

8. I'm so hopeful for our generations to come. Smart and go getters. Just what america's

 

future needs. If republicans don't stifle their creativity.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 09:27 PM

9. Our young people are so smart, they really are our hope for

the future.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #9)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 09:56 PM

11. They sure are.

 

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 08:31 PM

6. I hope he has a patent on it so his idea won't get stolen.

Seems like a wonderful idea - and only 5 years to clean up years of waste. I hope we hear more about this one.

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Response to patricia92243 (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 08:32 PM

7. I hope so too.

I've been hoping someone would come up with a solution, and here we are!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 09:53 PM

10. Man I wish I had that kind of ingenuity when I was 19!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 11:20 PM

12. Sounds promising. K&R

I hope it gets funded, and I hope it works.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 11:55 PM

13. How COOL!

 

Love this story.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 12:54 AM

14. Coolio.

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