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He is only 20 years old and he comes from the Netherlands. His name is Boyan Slat and he has a dream – to clean the oceans from the millions of tons comprising of plastic garbage and circulating along with the currents. He applies a modern approach and is very close to making his dream a reality.Boyan Slat and his foundation Ocean Cleanup is now developing a method during which the ocean currents will be used. The boy plans to envision the long-distance arrays of floats using them to skim garbage from the surface while allowing aquatic life and the currents as well to pass by underneath. According to the calculations of the company, a 100 km stationary cleanup array could remove 42% of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch for a period of over 10 years. This means a total of 70 320 000 kg of plastic waste. Currently the company is installing a test system of 2 000m in Japan. That will be the longest floating structure in the world once completed.
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