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A new method to clean the oceans from garbage

Science Story: A new method to clean the oceans from garbage

A 20-year-old student from Netherlands had a fixed idea to remove the garbage from our oceans. He came up with his own method and it is already in the testing phase. The results are amazing.


It is often said that all genius inventions are plain simple. Boyan Slat came up with an idea of floating array that sits on water and collects garbage over time. This way the floating garbage gets trapped and it does not affect the fish in any way.

For testing purposes he decided to install such a system between South Korea and Japan, because that area is considered to be heavily polluted. The length of the construction will be two kilometers. The system works because of the water currents. Periodically the garbage has to be collected and transported to land, but it is a small effort considered that the rest of the process is done by the nature itself.

If everything goes well, a larger system will be implemented which will be 100 kilometers long! This could remove 42% of the accumulated garbage in the Pacific Ocean over 10 years, which is 70 320 000 kg of waste!


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17 Comments
Pandora Demarco Kiss
Pandora Demarco Kiss
Thank you
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Aug 21, 2015 1:46PM
Rebecca Tami
Rebecca Tami
Its about time
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Aug 21, 2015 2:00PM
Flavia Dominguez
Awesome and sweet more wild life will be able to survive.
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Aug 23, 2015 3:34AM
William Bohrer
William Bohrer
hey , here is a radical idea , STOP THROWING GARBAGE INTO THE OCEAN
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Aug 23, 2015 9:29AM
Camille Harvey
Camille Harvey
GREAT IDEA...KEEP ON IMPROVING IT AND IT'LL BE ALL OVER THE WORLD...SOMETHING WE NEEDED..
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Aug 23, 2015 12:58PM
Dennis Callan
Dennis Callan
I hope it works!!
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Aug 23, 2015 3:21PM
Alan R. Evans
Alan R. Evans
And this not in place, why?
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Aug 23, 2015 9:38PM
Kara Keeler
Great idea. Another idea... Stop littering and be respectful to earth
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Aug 24, 2015 10:24AM
shelly
Just don't litter but great idea rah
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Aug 24, 2015 6:58PM
Bob Bergens
Bob Bergens
Till are if people stop, this is great idea till then
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Aug 25, 2015 1:49AM
Robert Swanson
Robert Swanson
The largest trash heap is in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. TONS of plastic floating there !!!
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Aug 29, 2015 12:38PM
Anna Maria
Anna Maria
Yes Great Job, Thank you so much,from me mine and all the little. And. Big fishies,
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Sep 1, 2015 9:01PM
Martin Sinclair Sr.
Martin Sinclair Sr.
I'm glad someone has such a good idea. If a go-fund me site is opened I'll donate.
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Dec 26, 2016 6:16PM
Anna Lee Cole
Torrence
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Mar 11, 2017 3:37PM
Surekha D Parikh
Nice idea
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Aug 15, 2017 3:10PM

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