How the Oceans Can Clean Themselves: A Feasibility Study - Boyan Slat - Google книгиThe design aims to utilise ocean currents and wind to funnel the debris into the vulcanised rubber barrier where it can then be collected. A prototype of the design was tested at the Maritime Research Institute Netherlands earlier this month and further trials off the Dutch and Japanese coasts are now expected to take place next year. If the trials go as planned it is hoped that the biggest ocean clean-up project can be launched in Once the project is completed it is hoped it can fund itself though creating ocean plastic fashion wear and selling the plastic. Tens of companies — large corporations — have shown an interest in buying up the plastic and that is our holy grail; funding the clean-up using revenues created by the plastic we extract.
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Please refresh the page and retry. What would you find? Well, first, you would probably notice that the old saying is correct: there are still plenty of fish in the sea. You could tot up about two million whales, as well as 18 types of seal and 17 types of penguin. You would find that the sea-turtle family has seven distinct members, while manatees have just three.
In the week it took to cross the subtropical high, no matter what time of day I looked, plastic debris was floating everywhere — bottles, bottle caps, wrappers, fragments. By some estimates, the ratio of plastic to small animal matter known as zooplankton in these gyres is around by weight. At the core of the vortex, this can be as high as Zooplankton is an important component of the ocean ecosystem, providing nourishment for the smallest fish to the biggest whales, meaning much of the microplastic matter ends up being ingested. Perhaps most alarmingly for people who eat fish on a regular basis, scientists have recently found microplastics in the bodies of fish, not just in their stomachs.
How can we rid the oceans of plastic refuse, which is damaging our planet? Young entrepreneur Boyan Slat may have a solution. You can read the complete transcript below. Human history has been a list of things that could not be done but then they were done! Two and a half years ago I stood on a similar stage in my home town, Delft in the Netherlands. There, I presented my idea on how to rid the oceans of plastic.
Can a controversial young entrepreneur rid the ocean of plastic trash?