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Student Develops A Machine That Could Clean The Entire Oceans In 5 Years

We throw millions of tons of plastic and other non-degradable trash into seas every year where ocean currents take it away, leaving much of our shores clean. But since, it cannot sink to the bottom of the ocean and cannot be decomposed, it has to go somewhere. That place accounts to five areas in the world where there are massive concentrations of oceanic trash. So, this Dutch kid had an idea that we could use these concentrations of rubbish to get rid of most of the trash in the oceans.

Boyan Slat, the 20-year old founder of Ocean Cleanup Foundation, got this idea back in high school when he was working on a compulsory project. He ended up spending five hundred hours on the work instead of the mandated eighty. The system heavily relies on “natural current movements” to gather all of the garbage and get rid of it. It was a well-known startup that has won numerous accolades like best Technical Design at Delft University of Technology as well as getting wide recognition at TedxDelft in 2012. He eventually transformed his company into a not-for-profit entity and completed his feasibility studies shortly.

We throw a lot of garbage and debris into the oceans, and it is difficult to clean the shores up as tides are changing direction all the time, and their area is just too big. Why not let the ocean do its job and take it away to somewhere where we ca lay a trap for it all. That trap is the Ocean Cleanup Array that consists of a floating processing unit and arms that will cover the radius of a rotating current. These arms act like a giant funnel that direct the trash to the center of the array where the processing unit is present. The processing unit take the trash out and stores them in containers awaiting recycling.

According to the organization’s calculations, one-third of all oceanic trash can be cleared with the help of this technique. It translates into roughly 725 million tons of less ocean trash especially in those trash filled areas. Despite the project helping a lot, to get rid of the population as a whole, the world needs to adopt a strict anti-plastic policy.It also needs to encourage recycling of the trash, before it is thrown into the oceans to be taken away.


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Comment by sara iman on July 24, 2015 at 12:22pm


Comment by + ★ HAMMAD ★ on July 4, 2015 at 6:15pm

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Comment by +*PŔĨŃČĔŚŚ*+ on July 4, 2015 at 4:37pm

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Comment by Yasmeen(S.admin) on July 4, 2015 at 10:11am

sahi kaha pehly hamary side bhi aisa hee hota tha aub agr bartan layjao to log aur shop wala hansta hai


All plastic is made from chemicals that have the potential to harm a person's health. The chemicals that make up plastic include BPA and DEHA. According to the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, grocery bags are made from high density polyethylene or low density polyethylene and are usually coded for recycling as a 2 or 4. When food is stored in plastic bags these chemicals can leach into the food and then be ingested. This also includes plastic wrap, which is made up of similar components, says the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. Over time these chemicals have been linked to tissue changes, genetic damage, chromosomal errors, miscarriage, birth defects, early onset of puberty and hormonal changes. In children, chemical leaching can cause harm to their developing immune system and can result in disrupted hormones and behavioral problems.


According to the Texas Agricultural Extension Service, food in the pantry should be stored in airtight containers to prevent pests getting into them, including bugs and rodents. Plastic grocery bags are not airtight and should not be used. Food storage bags can be broken into or bit open by pests. Using glass jars is the recommended method for storing food in the pantry as chemical leaching can occur when food is stored in plastic containers.


When food is not stored properly, it can grow harmful bacteria that can make a person sick. The Texas Agricultural Extension Service advises that food must be stored in airtight containers in the refrigerator to prevent bacterial contamination. A food that is not wrapped properly can become infected with bacteria from other food in the refrigerator that has already spoiled, and can spread it as well. Additionally, meats that are not in airtight wrappings can drip onto other foods, contaminating them with food-borne pathogens like E.coli or salmonella. Plastic grocery bags and food storage bags can burst or be broken when shifting food around in the refrigerator, which creates conditions that can grow and spread bacteria.

log radio n tv zyada dekhty n suntay hain media awrness honi chaheay lekin yahan p ye mumkin nhn


Several countries, regions, and cities have enacted legislation to ban or severely reduce the use of disposable plastic shopping bags. Outright bans have been introduced in some countries,[notably China, which banned very thin plastic bags nationwide in 2008. Several other countries impose a tax at the point of sale

Comment by Aziim on July 4, 2015 at 9:38am

mai nai apne baroon ko ghr sai aik thaila (a bag made by some type of hard cloth) yaa tokri lai k jate daikha shopping krne......

sath mai yeah possible abi b nai maire lie k mai milk or curd(doodh yaa dahi) kissi shopping bag mai lai k aaon ....ghr sai kaha jata k bartan lai k jaoo....

mai nai socha haie k now i adopt that tradition again.....

Comment by Yasmeen(S.admin) on July 4, 2015 at 9:30am

Traditional plastic bags are usually made from polyethylene, which consists of long chains of ethylene monomers. Ethylene is derived from natural gas and petroleum. The polyethylene used in most plastic shopping bags is either low-density (resin identification code 4) or, more often, high-density (resin identification code 2).[ Color concentrates and other additives are often used to add tint to the plastic. Plastic shopping bags are commonly manufactured by blown film extrusion

recycling hosakti hai iski

mainy kafi articls parhy thy k  purse from plastic grocery bags 

aur pehly kapry k bany bags hoty thy aur paper bags.

agr hum log khud hee use karna kmm kardain plastic bags to may be maufacturing m kuch kaami ajaeay specially shopping bags jo idhar udhar urtay phirty hain

animals k leay bhi khatra n sewerage lines ka haal pakistan m waisy kaunsa acha nizam hai oper sy rahe sahi qasr ye pori karty hain.

Comment by Aziim on July 4, 2015 at 8:44am

nice post......

I think minimum we should start to adopt anti plastic policy at ourselves immidiately

Comment by + Faisal Ali + on July 2, 2015 at 2:59pm

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