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19-Year-Old's Ocean Cleanup Array Could Clean Half the Pacific Garbage Patch in 10 Years, Study Shows By Timon Singh, 06/15/14

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"The year-long study sought to determine if Boyan Slat's array is indeed a feasible ocean cleanup method. The result? According to the independent experts who have read the full 530-page report (...wrapped in plastic recovered from the oceans): it is." !

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Janis K (126)
Wednesday June 18, 2014, 5:51 pm
Thanks for sharing Ruth, interesting article.

David F (14)
Wednesday June 18, 2014, 5:53 pm
the idiom "SHOVELING AFTER THE ELEFANT" jumps to my mind


Jordan G (37)
Wednesday June 18, 2014, 8:04 pm
It has possibilities. This particular article doesn't explain how it gets past certain technical hurdles, and the theory is nothing new, but sometimes all it takes is a twist or a tweak and a theory become a method.

Stefano Fuschetto (1)
Thursday June 19, 2014, 7:25 am
Stefano Fuschetto

Thursday June 19, 2014, 5:22 pm

Thursday June 19, 2014, 5:23 pm

Julie W (32)
Thursday June 19, 2014, 6:02 pm
I posted the link here a few days ago - good for him! Is anyone else doing anything about it? I don't think so.

Shawna S (45)
Thursday June 19, 2014, 10:31 pm
Thanks Ruth :")
What a great kid...inventing this idea. I hope it works when put to use. I'm sure it will.

Anyone remember the ash borer beetle and the mess it's made with ash trees across continents?? Well, maybe someone like Boyan should have thought about all those trees being cut and burned and what better use they may have had. Maybe like cardboard boxes or paper peanuts for packaging...etc..

Congrats Boyan!!!

reft h (66)
Friday June 20, 2014, 12:34 am
well, has anybody else come up with an idea to clean up this mess?

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Friday June 20, 2014, 1:18 am
I hope it works! Thank you Ruth.

Thomas M (8)
Friday June 20, 2014, 8:02 am
Good work Boyen Slat. I, sincerely, believe you should contact the oil companies, including the Koch brothers, about your proposal and request 100% funding for your project. The corporations produce the materials that we in humanity use to pollute our own nest. They, in fact, assist the world with pollution and destruction of the environment. They need to help clean it up - call it corporate responsibility. I think this is a capitalism/free market issue, not a "government" issue.

Winnie A (179)
Friday June 20, 2014, 8:15 am
Wow, I hope this can be used on a large scale.

Lona G (80)
Friday June 20, 2014, 11:03 am
Brilliant! When do we start?

Bob P (394)
Sunday June 22, 2014, 3:49 am
Thanks Ruth....hope it works

Ruth R (246)
Monday June 23, 2014, 12:00 am
Thank you for the comments and the noting!
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