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Ocean Plastic Clean-Up Machine by 17 year old

by Greg Bernhardt
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Jun9-14, 11:04 AM
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Love these stories of productive kids!

Two years ago, when Boyan Slat first proposed his giant ocean clean-up device, it didn't seem likely he would actually pull it off. The idea was intriguing, to be sure. But Slat was only 17 at the time and still in high school, and what he was suggesting was outlandish: a floating array spanning many miles and capable of sucking up tons of trash every year. With the best will in the world, it didn't seem like a teenager would have the experience, resources, or persistence to make the idea a reality.

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