An ocean without plastic
What we're doing to our planet is just obscene. It might shake our faith in humanity. But then you hear about Boyan Slat, who as a 16-year-old boy read about the Great Pacific garbage patch -- a vast semi-dissolved island of waste twice the size of France.
Boyan was disgusted too, and invented a simple clean up tool -- The Ocean Cleanup Array, now endorsed by 70 leading scientists -- that could clean up almost *half* the Pacific garbage patch in just 10 years!! Crowdfunding by ordinary people helped Boyan build and test his invention.
It's a beautiful example of people power rising to a great challenge of our time. But it's just begun, and it needs our help. An initial version of the tool is being deployed this year, but needs funding to scale it up to the awesome task of the world's greatest clean-up. For just the price of a meal or a cup of coffee, we can turn this story from one of obscenity to inspiration. Pitch in to help make Boyan’s dream a reality, and scale-up other ambitious projects to rid our oceans of plastic.