Boyan Slat: Roomba the Ocean
What began as a concept written for a college paper by this young innovator, Boyan Slat, has morphed into a highly possible and potentially profitable solution.
Using sun and ocean current power, Slat's ocean vacuum, could clean up our oceans in 5 years. Not only would this clean up our oceans, but the potential for selling the plastic retrieved could become profitable:"This concept is so efficient, that we estimate that by selling the plastic retrieved from the 5 gyres, we would make in fact more money than the plan would cost to execute. In other words; it's profitable"
To learn more about his brilliant invention, you can visit his website here or watch his recent TedTalk below.