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Man Who Said He’d Make Oceans Clean Themselves Has Now Created Solar-Powered Barges to Clean Rivers

Although we all experience life-changing events, for some it becomes the catalyst for real change not only on a personal level but on a scale where we attempt to improve the planet for everyone. At the tender age of 16, Boyan Slat from the Netherlands had an epiphany while in Greece on a diving trip. Boyan was dismayed when he saw more plastic than fish in the coastal waters and promised himself that he was going to do something about it.  Just two years later, Boyan started The Ocean Cleanup project and created a passive floating device to collect plastic from the ocean. His mission didn’t stop there. He also created solar-powered barges to collect plastic in the rivers which was a brilliant idea considering the fact that rivers are the largest source of plastics ending up in our oceans.  Read more....

 

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