Plastic megastructures should become a past in the near future. The world for this enormous ecological step can be grateful to the young man from the Netherlands.
CALIFORNIA, 10 September (good news) – The major cleaning of the Pacific Ocean began with plastics. On Saturday, a trailer boat departed with a device from the San Francisco company The ocean clearance ("Ocean cleaning"), which is responsible for collecting waste in the Pacific Ocean.
The seabed collector goes to a huge plastic island between the Californian and the Hawaiian islands. It is estimated that it is here 1.8 trillion plastic pieces, which together formed an island as two states in Texas.
With the idea to get the oceans out of the garbage, the 24-year-old Dutchman Boyan Slat arrived today. The issue of plastics is starting to be interested in diving in the Mediterranean. He was only sixteen, but he noticed that he was in the water more plastic bags than fish.
The device looks like a 600 meter long floating dike, that due to the effects of wind, waves and sea currents, becomes U-shaped, but Dyadza is not only on the surface but reaches a depth of three meters, making it possible to collect plastics, which are usually below sea level. The advantage of the device is that it is powered by natural forces, so it can swim much faster than plastics itself, so that it can be collected effectively.
The device will wake the water of the ocean until the sensors indicate that it is filled with waste. Then it will appear ship that collects waste and transports it to recycling facilities.
"I hope The Ocean Cleanup will be an example of how we can solve the problem," NBC News TV designer Boyan Slat, who plans to ship 60 scrapers to the next year, told NBC News television. You set your goal high enough and that's it to collect 50 percent of the plastic island between Californian and Hawaiian islands.