Boyan Slat Versus Greta Thunberg

Een is heeltyd op die voorgrond en word deur liberales gevoer om die “beste toespraak en voetjie” voor te hou as die waarheid.   Daarteenoor staan ‘n jong man uit Holland wat eerder alles in sy vermoë te doen om die besoedeling, die berge plastiek,  in die groot oseane te stop en verwyder.  Merkwaardig wat hy al reggekry het.   Boyan Slat wen loshande want hy doen iets vir die natuur.   Boyan Slat and his team are the winners in plastic in the oceans.  What is he doing?

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WHO IS BOYAN SLAT?

He is a Dutch inventor for catching plastic floating in the Pacific Ocean, specific,  between California and Hawaii  and other places .

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This young entrepreneur might just have the solution to ridding our oceans of plastic pollution — and after years of preparation, his project is about to launch.

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He founded the Ocean Cleanup (nonprofit) system.   Thusfar the projects were promising to begin a second system to send to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

The Dutch inventor Boyan Slat founded The Ocean Cleanup at the age of 18 in his hometown of Delft, the Netherlands.    The Ocean Cleanup’s team consists of more than 80 engineers, researchers, scientists and computational modelers working daily to rid the world’s oceans of plastic.   Rotterdam is their headquarters.

Plastic pollution in the world’s oceans is one of the biggest environmental issues of our time, impacting more than 600 marine species.  Plastic pollution does not only impact sea life, it also carries toxic pollutants into the food chain – a food chain including us humans.

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De man achter de machine: zo begon het allemaal voor Boyan Slat Er zijn mensen die korter over hun profielwerkstuk doen dan Boyan Slat, maar het resultaat mag er wezen. Acht jaar nadat hij zich tijdens duikvakantie had geërgerd aan al het plastic in de Middellandse Zee en zes jaar nadat-ie een 9,5 kreeg voor zijn profielwerkstuk, lanceerde hij gisteren System 001. De eerste van de in totaal 60 systemen die de komende jaren de plasticsoep op de wereldzeeën moet halveren. Met tentakels die honderden meters lang zijn en een net dat drie meter diep reikt, verzamelt het systeem wél al het plastic, maar niet alle vissen. Die worden er door de stroming simpelweg onder het net doorgeloodst.

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The Ocean Cleanup is designing and developing the first feasible method to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. Every year, millions of tons of plastic enter the ocean. A significant percentage of this plastic drifts into large systems of circulating ocean currents, also known as gyres. Once trapped in a gyre, the plastic will break down into microplastics and become increasingly easier to mistake for food by sea life.

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By deploying a fleet of systems, The Ocean Cleanup has estimated to be able to remove 50% of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in just five years’ time. The concentrated plastic will be brought back to shore for recycling and sold to B2C companies. The revenue gained will help fund the cleanup expansion to the other four ocean gyres.

 

https://theoceancleanup.com/about/

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The Largest Cleanup in History.

Ocean Cleanup’s floating boom now working and collecting plastic in the Pacific Ocean

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A floating boom designed by a Dutch inventor to catch a huge island of floating plastic in the Pacific Ocean is now working.

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Boyan Slat: How we will rid the oceans of plastic (May 2017)

On May 11th 2017, Boyan Slat, Founder and CEO of The Ocean Cleanup, the Dutch foundation developing advanced technologies to rid the oceans of plastic, announced a design breakthrough allowing for the cleanup of half the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in just 5 years. The main idea behind The Ocean Cleanup is to let the ocean currents do the work. An installation of U-shaped screens channels floating plastic to a central point. The concentrated plastic can then be extracted and shipped to shore for recycling into durable products. The improvements involve the introduction of a mobile, or drifting system. Rather than fixing the floating screens to the seabed at great depths, The Ocean Cleanup will apply sea anchors to ensure the floating screens move slower than the plastic.

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