This Massive Ocean Cleaning System is Planned to Be Launched in 2016
Earth’s oceans are overloaded with plastic bags and other kinds of synthetic debris, which can be deadly for aquatic animals and detrimental to the marine environment in general. According to a 2014 study, there are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic weighing 269,000 tons dispersed in oceans! This pollution is estimated toharm 100,000 sea turtles and marine mammals and 1,000,000 ocean animals each year.
Fortunately, there are some people who are concerned about this problem and are going to do something about it. Remember that 19 year old inventor (now 21) that developed the brilliant “ocean cleanup array” plan that we reportedabout? In 2013, Boyan Slat, founder and CEO of Dutch-registered nonprofit organization The Ocean Cleanup, developeda trash collector which was promised to clean up the world’s oceans in just 5 years. Now, heannounced that this ambitious project is going to be deployed in 2016.