Schlagwort-Archive: Ozean

19-Year-Old Figured Out How To Clean Up The Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch In Just 10 Years

Boyan SlatEin tolles Beispiel, wie die Ideen eines 19 jährigen die Welt verändern könnten (und werden?).

„Global warming isn’t the only environmental nightmare that scientists are struggling to solve.

Millions of tons of plastic waste litter the world’s oceans, converging together in rotating currents called gyres and blanketing the water’s surface. On average, these gyres now hold six times more plastic than plankton by dry weight.

Fortunately, 19-year-old Boyan Slat, founder and president of The Ocean Cleanup, claims to “have invented a method to clean up almost half of the great Pacific’s garbage patch in just 10 years, using currents to [his] advantage.”“