Turning Off the Tap on Plastic

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The Interceptor. (Photo courtesy The Ocean Cleanup.)
The Interceptor. (Photo courtesy The Ocean Cleanup.)

Boyan Slat has done it again. The young Dutch inventor found a way to clean plastic out of the oceans. Now he’s found a way to keep it from getting there.

The trouble with trash

When plastic ends up in the ocean, the wind and currents carry it out to sea. It collects in one of five swirling trash “...

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