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The Ocean Cleanup - Boyan Slat

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Boyan Slat “Human history is basically a list of things that couldn't be done, and then were done.” Boyan Slat (Delft, 1994) combines environmentalism, creativity and technology to tackle global issues of sustainability. Currently working on oceanic plastic pollution, he believes current prevention measures will have to be supplemented by active removal of plastics in order to succeed. “It will be very hard to convince everyone in the world to handle their plastics responsibly, but what we humans are very good in, is inventing technical solutions to our problems. And that’s what we’re doing.” Besides leading The Ocean Cleanup, Boyan is an Aerospace Engineering student at the Delft University of Technology, and is an avid photographer and diver. At age 14, he was awarded the Best Idea of South-Holland award, and a Guinness World Record.

Bip Bip et Coyote - Roadrunner a go go Un ado compte extraire 7 millions de tonnes de plastique des océans Objet flottant non identifié, le navire de Boyan Slat est flanqué de longs bras montés sur des bouées, faisant face à l'immensité. Ce système ne comporte aucun filet, ce qui permettrait de nettoyer les océans non pas en 79 000 ans (comme le prédisaient certains scientifiques) mais en seulement 5 ans ! Une différence qui a de quoi réjouir les militants écologistes les plus désabusés. Les déchets ne seront pas "attrapés" dans des filets, mais déviés par de gigantesques structures. C'est par la force des courants marins que le plastique sera dirigé vers la plateforme de nettoyage, elle-même auto-alimentée grâce au soleil et aux vagues. Durable et rentable Le génie du projet tient aussi au fait que les débris ainsi récupérés permettraient de générer plus d'argent qu'il n'en faut pour construire la plateforme. Une étude de faisabilité est en cours : le projet de Boyan Slat et de son équipe d'ingénieurs a déjà traversé un quart du processus.

Any Waste, Any Time - Global Garbage Em 11/01/2011, publicado por Fabiano Barretto. Categoria: Featured Articles, Global News, Videos | no responses The port of Rotterdam has a very active waste collection business. In this movie we will make you aware of the effects of marine litter on the marine environment, the role of shipping and possible solutions. The Port of Rotterdam Authority shows together with its business partners what their contribution is in solving the waste problem. Marine litter has become an increasingly serious environmental, economic, health and aesthetic problem around the world. Marine litter is a vicious killer of marine mammals, seabirds and many other life forms in the marine and coastal environment. More information about the disposal of waste in the port of Rotterdam is available on www.portofrotterdam.com

The Ocean Cleanup The World’s Most Dangerous Hiking Trail A good business card definitely won’t ensure your success, but it sure can help! It can make all the difference in the first impression that you have on someone, or whether or not you leave an impression at all, so here are 30 cleverly-designed business cards that will get you thinking about how you might want to present yourself! [Read more...] Many of us are probably guilty of accepting business cards out of politeness and then just throwing them away or forgetting about them (I know I am). These cards, however, stay with you – psychologically or physically. With the emphasis placed on networking these days, it’s more important than ever to stand out of the crowd – and here are a few good ideas for how to do it! 1. Advertising Agency: Demner, Merlicek & Bergmann, Vienna, Austria 2. Advertising Agency: Marked for Trade 3. Advertising Agency: JWT, Brazil 4. Notice that the card has contact information on both sides. 5. A simple, yet very creative business card for Vancouver yoga center. 6.

Peut-on nettoyer les océans des déchets plastiques L’info a submergé le Web : Boyan Slat, un jeune néerlandais de 19 ans, aurait conçu une plateforme capable de nettoyer les milliards de déchets qui encombrent les océans. Au-delà de la faisabilité technique de ce projet, c’est la capacité même de supprimer ce que l’on surnomme le « 7e continent de déchets » qui est posée. A l’étude depuis deux ans, l’initiative The Ocean Cleanup Array vise à retirer des eaux 7,25 millions de tonnes de plastique – soit 30 % de la pollution totale des océans selon les concepteurs – réparties sous forme de « plaques » dans cinq bassins océaniques, à savoir le Pacifique Nord et Sud, l’Atlantique Nord et Sud et l’océan Indien. Le projet prétend la tâche réalisable en cinq ans pour chaque gyre océanique – immenses vortex dans lesquels les déchets s’enroulent puis s’amalgament sous l’effet de la force de Coriolis –, soit 25 ans au total. >> Lire : Le 7e continent de plastique : ces tourbillons de déchets dans les océans Comment procéder ? Audrey Garric

Plastic-Eating Underwater Drone Could Swallow the Great Pacific Garbage Patch A new underwater drone concept could seek and destroy one of the ocean's most insidious enemies, while earning a profit for plastics recyclers. This marine drone can siphon plastic garbage, swallowing bits of trash in a gaping maw rivaling that of a whale shark. Industrial design student Elie Ahovi, who previously brought us the Orbit clothes washer concept, now presents the Marine Drone, an autonomous electric vehicle that tows a plastic-trapping net. The net is surrounded by a circular buoy to balance the weight of the garbage it collects. It discourages fish and other creatures from entering its jaws via an annoying sonic transmitter, and it communicates with other drones and with its base station using sonar. The system could stay underwater for two weeks, sipping tiny plastic shards and entire plastic bottles. Ahovi, Adrien Lefebvre and fellow students developed several schematics, including a concept that looks much like a whale shark. [via Infoniac]

19-Year-Old Student Develops Ocean Cleanup Array That Could Remove 7,250,000 Tons Of Plastic From the World's Oceans 19-year-old Boyan Slat has unveiled plans to create an Ocean Cleanup Array that could remove 7,250,000 tons of plastic waste from the world’s oceans. The device consists of an anchored network of floating booms and processing platforms that could be dispatched to garbage patches around the world. Instead of moving through the ocean, the array would span the radius of a garbage patch, acting as a giant funnel. The angle of the booms would force plastic in the direction of the platforms, where it would be separated from plankton, filtered and stored for recycling. At school, Boyan Slat launched a project that analyzed the size and amount of plastic particles in the ocean’s garbage patches. Slat went on to found The Ocean Cleanup Foundation, a non-profit organization which is responsible for the development of his proposed technologies. It is estimated that the clean-up process would take about five years, and it could greatly increase awareness about the world’s plastic garbage patches.

Art Director Creates a Hilariously Dramatic Car Ad to Sell His Crappy Old Volvo The great thing about creatives — be they photographers, filmmakers or, in this case, an art director who does a bit of both — is that they can capture even the most mundane of things in a dramatic and compelling manner. Case in point: art director Castor recently had to sell his crappy old 93′ Volvo 245GL. The result is a hilarious masterpiece that is a testament to creative (and often made up) word choice and quality cinematography, hitting on all of the standard car commercial clichés without actually having anything to brag about. Check out the video above to start your Tuesday off with a laugh, and then head over to Castor’s website by clicking here if you’d like to browse through his show reel or photography portfolio. (via Laughing Squid)

Nettoyer les Océans - Boyan Slat Posté le 20/07/2012 par jeannie Plusieurs solutions: 1- RECOUVRIR le fond avec du bicarbonate de soude, humidifier et laisser agir toute une nuit!! 2-VERSER du vinaigre dans la casserole et faire bouillir jusqu'à ce qu'il soit presque évaporé. 3-JETER deux oignons coupés en rondelles dans i litre d'eau, puis laisser bouillir pendant 30 minutes. 4- GRATTER sans rayer, en utilisant un filet à pommes de terre ou à oignon roulé en boule, en guise d'éponge. 5- (là j'utilise un peu de javel): VERSER dans la casserole quelques gouttes d'eau de javel avec de l'eau puis faire bouillir ce mélange. mamie jeannie Tres Forte Eruption Solaire va Frapper la Terre. Forte Incidence Electro Magnetique. Posté le 08/03/2012 par clairefontaine Le réseau électrique pourrait lui aussi être perturbé. Trucs et Astuves: Une crèche avec une vieille serpillère trempée dans du plâtre et un petit carton. Posté le 15/12/2011 par clairefontaine pour ne plus polluer et faire des économies Posté le 02/10/2011 par nouchkab

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Boyan Slat : le jeune qui veut Nettoyer les Océans du Plastique AccueilEditoSurf préventionSurf prévisionInterviewsDécouvrir le surfSurf tripPublicitéPartenairesContact Boyan Slat : le jeune qui veut Nettoyer les Océans du Plastique Posté par Surf Prevention.com dans ACTUALITES, Environnement, Pollution Prévention le 2 avril 2013 22:36 / 12 commentaires Ce n’est encore qu’un concept dont le jeune Boyan Slat est en train d’étudier la faisabilité. Mais son projet suscite un formidable espoir chez les dizaines de milliers d’internautes qui ont déjà visionné sa vidéo sur Youtube. Boyan Slat, 19 ans, envisage de débarrasser les Océans de la pollution plastique en quelques années à peine ! Boyan commence par bien poser le problème. Le problème est qu’une bonne partie de ces plastiques va ensuite se retrouver dans les océans pour y constituer de véritables continents de plastique formés par les gyres océaniques (courants marins formant des tourbillons géants à l’échelle des océans). Boyan Slat se veut pragmatique. Boyan veut nettoyer les Océans du plastique.

Pizza Hut's New Pizza Box Is Also A Smartphone-Operated Movie Projector Recently we've seen pizza brands innovate using customer service to teach English, and translate a growling stomach into a pizza order, but a new innovation from Pizza Hut is charmingly analog. The brand and agency Ogilvy & Mather Hong Kong designed a pizza box that doubles as a projector for customers' smartphones, making pizza and movie night completely mobile. Take out the pizza, pop out a perforated circle in the box, then take a small magnifying lens from the pizza saver and pop it in that circle. Use the pizza saver as a smartphone stand and voila, it's movie time. Now pizza lovers in Hong Kong can turn any flat surface into their own personal movie theatre—dorm room walls, bathroom walls, the garage door, the side of a dumpster, wherever.

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