Each of us often thought about the state of the environment. And while many get used to the idea that it is impossible to change the situation, the student Bojan Slet not sitting idly by. The idea to clean the ocean appeared the guy when he was only 16 years old. During a trip to Greece, Slet noticed that the amount of plastic in the water just great. Instead of waiting until humanity senses, the young genius has decided to bring his project to life.
Sleta cleaner ocean - a set of fixed barriers that using the natural currents of the ocean, accumulate trash at a central point. When the current passes under floating barriers, the barrier stops the plastic particles, because they are lighter than water. Thus, in 10 years the invention is to remove half of plastic waste from the waters of the Pacific Ocean, and will cost 33 times less than the old methods.
The first plan to establish a cleaner near Tsushima islands between Japan and South Korea. It will run for 2 years, after which the collected waste is used as an alternative energy source.
Indeed, the scale of ocean pollution is hard to imagine. Each year, 8 million tons of plastic enters the water. About 5, 25 trillion plastic particles floating in the ocean today. It kills one million seabirds and 100,000 mammals each year. Many animals are crippled.
As you can see, even the improbable ideas can be translated into reality. The main thing - to try hard and to believe in the result. If you want to change the world, start with yourself. Share this inspiring story with your friends!
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