When Boyan Slat was 16 years old, he came across more than just fish when diving in Greece. At that time, he decided to attend a high school project to study pollution and make a difference
At age 18, he told TEDx that he was developing a passive system to cleanse seas with ocean currents.
Then in 2013, he founded the nonprofit Ocean Cleanup, whose mission is to develop advanced technologies to rid the oceans of plastic.
"The Ocean Cleanup website explains."