In 2013, a teenage Dutch student named Boyan Slat came up with an idea to corral the ocean's plastic pile-up: What if we could use natural ocean currents to gather bottles and bags inside long, floating barricades? He raised $2.2 million via crowd-funding
for a research expedition and founded the Ocean Cleanup. The organization aims to launch its barriers in 2020, with a goal to remove nearly half of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch within 10 years.
-artice in Fast Company Innovation by Design 2015