The Ocean Cleanup Project hopes to utilize the oceans' gyres as a means to collect plastic waste
The array concept could be powered by solar energy or the ocean currents, which would make it incredibly efficient
The concept would use booms, rather than nets, to minimize the accidental collection sea life and other oceanic objects
The station could collect the plastic as the ocean moves around it
Slat and his team are still working on a feasibility study to understand the capabilities of the array concept
Boyan Slat, an aerospace engineering student at the Delft University of Technology, is working to combine environmentalism, technology, and his creative outlook to rid our oceans of plastic debris. His Ocean Cleanup Project aims to utilize the oceans’ natural gyres (five circular currents in the oceans around the world – two in the Atlantic, two in the Pacific, and one in the Indian) to collect plastic waste.
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