Wed Mar 27, 2013, 08:21 PM
CaliforniaPeggy (120,622 posts)
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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Response to Autumn (Reply #5)
Wed Mar 27, 2013, 09:24 PM
southernyankeebelle (11,304 posts)
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.
Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)
Wed Mar 27, 2013, 08:31 PM
patricia92243 (8,875 posts)
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.