為因應下週「 #WorldOceansDay #世界海洋日」，賀眾牌將陸續分享一系列海洋減塑的發明和設計！
For the upcoming “@worldoceansday ,, ACUO will be sharing a series of inventions and designs aimed at cleaning up plastic from the ocean!
第一個介紹給大家的就是 柏楊．史萊特（Boyan Slat）在19歲（2013年）所提出的 “海洋吸塵器”（Ocean Cleanup Array）！史萊特在高中去希臘潛水時，發現海洋垃圾問題超乎想像的嚴重，決定從大學輟學，投入海洋垃圾清理的研究，並成立了海洋清潔計畫（The Ocean Cleanup）。在這幾年順利募資下，史萊特也不斷更新設計，將以往吸塵器的概念轉為捕捉網，不但更容易架設，製作成本、用料也大幅降低；這新設計於今年五月也開始進入海域實際測試，預計於2020年在夏威夷和美國中間架設60組捕捉網做為第一波的大規模減塑行動！史萊特更估計在實施後五年內可清除太平洋垃圾帶（Great Pacific Garbage Patch） 50%的垃圾！ 雖然這項發明聽起來很不可思議，也有科學家及學者對於這行動抱有不確定的態度，但小編真心希望 史萊特和他的團隊可以成功的為海洋減輕負擔，回歸以往的面貌！（加油加油～）
柏楊．史萊特 於2016年曾來訪台灣，分享他的研究，有興趣可到http://e-info.org.tw/node/201471 了解更多，在網上也可找到他TED Talk的影片喔。
Boyan Slat who in 2013, at the age of 19, proposed a bold idea of designing a “Ocean Cleanup Array”, which acts like a large vacuum cleaner in the ocean to remove all the plastic waste. Slat was shocked by the seriousness of plastic pollution during his dive trip in Greece when he was in high school and decided to drop out of college to set up “ The Ocean cleanup ”. Through successful fundraising, Slat and his team have upgraded the design from using the concept of vacuum cleaners to capture nets, which are not only easier to set up, but also cheaper to manufacture. This new design was launched in the ocean earlier this month for trial tests and their goal is to set up at least 60 cleanup nets between Hawaii and America by 2020 for their first large scale cleanup! Slat and his team also estimate that the cleanup nets can remove 50% of waste in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch once established. Though this invention might seem far-fetched to some (given the mass size of the ocean) and scientists have raised questions and doubts, but we are rooting for Slat and his team, wishing them all the success in giving the big blue and ocean creatures back their health and freedom!
Boyan Slat visited Taiwan in 2016 to share his idea and research; you can also see his TED Talk on line.
照片來源Photo Source：臉書/柏楊．史萊特、Facebook/ @boyanslat
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