The media hype lorded him as the saviour of the oceans, the scientific world claimed his idea was doomed to failure. Well now we’re going to find out, as Boyan Slat’s masterplan will be in the North Sea this winter, and if it can survive this turbulent, windy, current ridden little patch of ocean it can survive anywhere. I for one hope it survives and works, because at this point in time, it’s the best hope for cleaning the great gyres. Beach cleans are the only other options. Of course, educating people not to allow plastic to enter the sea is even more important. Check the launch, and watch this space.
This is it going in, not enough people have seen these, lets hope it works.