THE MAN WHO WANTS TO CLEAN UP THE OCEANS

Dutch entrepreneur Boyan Slat has come up with an ingenious way to clear up the excessive build up of plastic in the oceans. Boyan’s plan is to use the ocean’s natural currents to concentrate the plastic in certain areas, which would reduce the estimated cleanup time from thousands of years to just years.

Below you can watch the TED Talk that went viral and caught the attention of many investors, which allowed the 21 one year old to raise around $2 million in funds to progress the project:

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