INTERVIEW: Boyan Slat, Teenage Inventor of the Ocean Cleanup Array

July 7, 2014 by  
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Last year, 19-year-old inventor Boyan Slat made waves by designing an “ Ocean Cleanup Array ” which he claimed could remove 72.5 million tons of plastic from the world’s oceans. Although his idea received criticism from some quarters , a year-long feasibility study concluded that the idea will work. Not just that—it could potentially remove half the plastic in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch within a decade . The last 12 months have been a whirlwind for the young inventor; he’s given talks around the world and conducted tests in The Azores . We sat down with Boyan Slat to ask him about his inspiration, dealing with criticism and what the future holds for the Ocean Cleanup Array . Read the rest of INTERVIEW: Boyan Slat, Teenage Inventor of the Ocean Cleanup Array Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Boyan Slat , Boyan Slat array , cleaning plastic , cleaning trash , crowd sourcing ocean array , Crowdfunding , crowdfunding ocean array , garbage patch , interview , Ocean Array , ocean cleaning , ocean cleanup , Ocean Cleanup Array , Ocean Plastic , Ocean plastic cleanup , ocean trash cleanup , pacific garbage patch , sea patch , sea plastic , the ocean cleanup

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