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Boyan Slat

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Boyan Slat is an aquapreneur who focuses on cleaning up the oceans of plastics. He is the founder and CEO of The Ocean Cleanup.

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Slat has been recognized as one of the 20 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs Worldwide (Intel EYE50), and is a laureate of the 2014 United Nations Champions of the Earth award, the organization's highest environmental accolade.

The Ocean Cleanup[edit]

In June 2014, he led an international team of 100 scientists and engineers for a year on the concept that turned out to be 'likely a technically feasible and financially viable' method to clean up half the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in 10 years' time. A subsequent crowd funding campaign then raised close to $2.2 million that enabled the organization to start the pilot phase.

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