That Massive Ocean Cleaning System Is Planned To Be Launched In 2016. This Is Amazing!
Plastics and dirty oceans have been a major cause of concern for a lot of people. According to a study, there are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic weighing 269,000 tons dispersed in oceans! This pollution is harming millions of sea creatures every year. Boyan Slat, founder and CEO of Dutch-registered nonprofit organization ‘The Ocean Cleanup’ started a mission to clear the oceanic waste with a help of a trash collector, he assured the people that the ocean would be clean in the next 5 years. The year 2016 will see this project in action. They are going to start this mission with the coast of Tsushima while lies between Japan and South-Korea. The organization claims that the length of this system is 2000 meter, making it the largest floating structure till date. Slat says, “Taking care of the world’s ocean garbage problem is one of the largest environmental challenges mankind faces today. Not only will this first cleanup array contribute to cleaner waters and coasts but it simultaneously is an essential step towards our goal of cleaning up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.” This ambitious organization also plans to launch a 100 kilometer long system in the middle of Hawaii and California. They are hoping that this would clear up at least half of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. This video has a detailed explanation of this project; do watch it and remember to pass it on to your friends and family to appreciate the good work done by this organization.