It’s estimated that nearly 300,000 tons of plastic debris are floating in our oceans today, much of it in huge plastic “rafts” or “islands.” In addition to the obvious ugly litter that washes up on our beaches, there are other problems to consider, such as chemical off-gassing as the plastic degrades, and the entry of foreign chemicals into the food chain after ingestion by marine life.
But a teenager named Boyan Slat has developed an unbelievably simple and viable solution to remove the five major rotating plastic gyres identified by scientists. Learn more about Boyan’s answer to this critical issue in this inspiring prezi.
You may get a glimpse of the present situation by watching this short film on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
Be part of the solution, not the pollution.