Boyan Slat Unveils the Ocean Cleanup Interceptor


  • Boyan Slat, a young Dutch entrepreneur and his group, The Ocean Cleanup, have invented an ingenious collection barge to clean plastic debris from our oceans
  • During its test run, the collection barge collected macro and micro plastic debris in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
  • In October, The Ocean Cleanup unveiled a solar powered device called the Interceptor to remove plastic waste from rivers
  • Of the world’s 100,000 rivers, 1,000 are responsible for most plastic that reaches the oceans. Interceptors have already been deployed in Jakarta, Indonesia, and Klang, Malaysia
  • The Interceptor may be the lowest cost way to remove plastic pollution and is especially cost effective in coastal countries where tourism and fisheries industries are prevalent

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