Currently, there are millions of tons of plastic floating throughout the oceans. Primary concentrated in five rotating currents.. But even beyond these concentrations, the water has been polluted so far as to have become a thick soup of microplastics. It was estimated to take upwards of 79,000 YEARS to successfully rid of this waste. 17 year old Boyan Slat, has proposed a solution that could take under Five years. Check out his Proposal:
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