As foreign media outlets report, a young Dutch inventor is widening his effort to clean up floating plastic from the Pacific Ocean. He has developed a floating device to trap plastic waste moving into rivers before it reaches the high seas.
The 25-year-old Slat demonstrated a floating device that he calls the “Interceptor.” It removes plastic out of rivers. The device is powered by energy from the sun.
“We need to close the tap, which means preventing more plastic from reaching the ocean in the first place,” Slat said. He added that rivers are “the arteries that carry the trash from land to sea.”
According to the young inventor, he keeps his fight against environment pollution by working on new devices.
It’s been four long years, but we now have a method to stop plastic at the source. Big thanks to the team for making this dream a reality! https://t.co/KoxYwetSpI pic.twitter.com/oiD4YepHXX— Boyan Slat (@BoyanSlat) October 26, 2019
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