Boyan Slat, a young inventor who set out to fight against the world’s plastic pollution problem since 2015.
At only 20 years old, he developed an invention aimed at tackling the world’s largest patch of garbage, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
This vortex of trash, located between California and Hawaii, covers 600,000 square miles of ocean and is responsible for countless animal deaths.
After years of testing and research, Slat’s foundation The Ocean Cleanup is finally ready to launch the system and begin the Pacific cleanup.
The full system is being assembled for launch on September 8, 2018.