Boyan Slat, who is 20, thought of putting balanced barriers secured to the seabed to extract plastic garbage from the ocean. The barrier would trap plastic balanced on the exterior by using natural currents and facilitate a podium to effectively remove the plastic later.
In 2016 his concept will be realized via the project of Ocean Cleanup. During an initial launch, a balancing barrier of 200 m in length is going to be kept close to Tsushima Island (situated between Korea and Japan).
In case the analysis goes well, the team intends to begin a second barrier of 100 km long. It is not viable to utilize ships for clearing plastic garbage from the ocean; however, a stationary barrier of 100 km could possibly lower the dimension of the popular Great Pacific Patch by nearly 50% in 10 years.