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The New Inventions Saving Our Oceans

The New Inventions Saving Our Oceans

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The Ocean Cleanup

Plastic waste and pollution are some of the biggest threats facing the world’s oceans and damaging marine life, but thanks to the latest advances in technology new gadgets are now being produced to help combat this environmental issue. We look at the latest tech gadgets designed to cleanup the oceans and protect our valuable ecosystems.

The Ocean Cleanup

Designed by Dutch inventor Boyan Slat at the tender age of 16, the Ocean Cleanup Array is a device created to tackle the problem of ocean plastic pollution on a large scale. Essentially it is a network of floating barriers which use the ocean’s currents to collect huge amounts of plastic which can then be easily extracted and recycled. The first barriers are expected to be installed imminently off the coasts of Japan and South Korea and, should they prove successful, this could be the answer to tackling the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

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