A teen came up with a genius plan to clean our oceans

Boyan Slat founded The Ocean Cleanup in 2013, when he was just 19. The idea is simple: floating barriers accumulate garbage that’s travelling in natural ocean currents. Once collected in a central location, it’s easily removed and recycled.
Story and editing by Carl Mueller

Follow INSIDER on Facebook

Follow INSIDER on YouTube

Business Insider Emails & Alerts

Site highlights each day to your inbox.

Follow Business Insider Australia on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.