Boyan Slat a Dutch entrepreneur who is building the largest floating barrier ever! It will be used to actually use the ocean’s own currents and be able to capture the plastic and clean up the HUGE Pacific garbage mess. As we are all aware the oceans are heavily polluted with millions and tons of trash. Bryan did not want to hear it could take 1,000 years to clean it up so the 21-year-old engineering-school dropout, came up with a way to do so in just a 10 years!
Boyan Slat has been recognized as one of the 20 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs Worldwide (Intel EYE50), and was crowned 2014 Champion of the Earth, the United Nations' highest environmental accolade. In 2015, HM King Harald of Norway awarded Boyan the maritime industry's Young Entrepreneur Award, and Foreign Policy magazine included Boyan in their 2015 list of Global Thinkers.