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Boyan Slat      

Inventor, Entrepreneur & Founder of The Ocean Cleanup

Boyan Slat is a Dutch inventor and entrepreneur who creates technologies to solve societal problems. He is the founder and CEO of The Ocean Cleanup, a nonprofit group that develops advanced systems to rid world’s oceans of plastic. The Ocean Cleanup has been chosen by TIME magazine as one of the 25 best inventions of 2015.

Slat is the youngest-ever recipient of the UN’s highest environmental accolade; Champion of the Earth. In 2015, HM King Harald of Norway awarded Boyan the maritime industry's Young Entrepreneur Award.

Foreign Policy included Boyan in their 2015 list of preeminent thought leaders, Forbes included him in their 30 under 30 edition in 2016, and Reader’s Digest chose him as the European of the Year in 2017. He was also given the Thor Heyerdahl award and was named one of the 100 world’s most intriguing entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs. As well, Boyan is a member of the Thiel Fellowship.

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Boy Genius Boyan Slat's Giant Ocean Cleanup Machine Is Real

Boy Genius Boyan Slat's Giant Ocean Cleanup Machine Is Real. A system of trash-collecting booms will launch in 2018, and–the 22-year-old inventor ...

Boyan Slat's Ocean Cleanup to launch first array, new design in ...

Dutch innovator Boyan Slat's audacious plan to clear plastic from the marine area known as the "great Pacific garbage patch" is undergoing some major design ...

21-Year-Old Launches Ocean Cleanup Prototype | HuffPost

Boyan Slat and The Ocean Cleanup have already deployed their first working prototype in the North Sea and plan to deploy the main device by 2020.

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