World

What the creators of the giant plastic-cleaning system headed to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch say to critics who doubt them

Posted On: Sep 16, 2018   |   Posted By: Business Insider

What the creators of the giant plastic-cleaning system headed to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch say to critics who doubt them

On Saturday, September 8, the Ocean Cleanup launched the first of the arrays they hope to use to clear plastic pollution from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
There's a stunning amount of plastic in the oceans, with much of it concentrated in one of five regions, called gyres, like the Great Pacific Garbage Patch .
Dutch innovator Boyan Slat started the Ocean Cleanup to design ways to clean these regions.
But while many find Slat's efforts to clean up plastic inspiring, experts have also raised serious questions about the project.
"There will always be people saying things can't be done," said Slat.
For the first time ever, the massive 2,000-foot-long array that Dutch 24-year-old Boyan Slat created to clean plastic out of the world's oceans is being put to the test .
Five years ago, Slat founded his organization, the Ocean Cleanup. The group has spent its time designing a system to pull floating plastic out of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch , the largest of five ocean regions known as gyres where plastic...

Continue reading ...

 






The last Posts from Business Insider



Florida governor's race recount: Democrat Andrew Gillum congratulates...

Florida governor's race recount: Democrat Andrew Gillum congratulates Republican Ron DeSantis

Democrat Andrew Gillum has officially ended his bid for Florida governor as he congratulated Republican Ron DeSantis. Read more ...

Trump says written responses go to Mueller team next week

Trump says written responses go to Mueller team next week

President Donald Trump says his answers to written questions from special counsel Robert Mueller are "all done," and he says the responses will soon be submitted to investigators Read more ...

No. 9 Ohio State rallies to beat Maryland 52-51 in OT

No. 9 Ohio State rallies to beat Maryland 52-51 in OT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Ohio State went to overtime to avoid one of the most stunning upsets of the season, beating Maryland 52-51 on Saturday when the Terrapins failed to convert... Read more ...

DeVos looking to add protections for students accused of assault

DeVos looking to add protections for students accused of assault

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is proposing overhauling the way colleges handle complaints of sexual misconduct Read more ...

Trump casts doubt on NYT report about Mike Pence's loyalty

Trump casts doubt on NYT report about Mike Pence's loyalty

President Trump pushed back on what he called a “phony story” that he harbors doubts about Vice President Mike Pence's loyalty. “The New York Times did a phony story, as usual... Read more ...

President Trump tours area devastated by Camp Fire

President Trump tours area devastated by Camp Fire

President Donald Trump is in California to see the destruction caused by a devastating wildfire in Northern California. Read more ...

Harvard beats Yale 45-27 at Fenway Park

Harvard beats Yale 45-27 at Fenway Park

The Crimson pulled away in the fourth quarter to win the 135th game in the rivalry. Read more ...

ATP Finals: Serbia's Djokovic breezes into final after straight-sets win

ATP Finals: Serbia's Djokovic breezes into final after straight-sets win

World number one Novak Djokovic cruised into the final of the ATP Finals in London after a comprehensive straight-sets victory over South Africa's Kevin Anderson at the O2... Read more ...

Bruins captain Zdeno Chara out four weeks with MCL injury, team says

Bruins captain Zdeno Chara out four weeks with MCL injury, team says

The team also announced that Patrice Bergeron and John Moore are traveling back to Boston. Read more ...

Cirelli scores in OT as Lightning beat Flyers 6-5

Cirelli scores in OT as Lightning beat Flyers 6-5

PHILADELPHIA - Anthony Cirelli scored 1:47 into overtime, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Philadelphia Flyers 6-5 on Saturday after blowing a big lead in the third period. Read more ...