Boyan Slat was born in the Netherlands in 1994. He was interested in Science and Engineering from a young age. When he was 14, he (along with help from some Delft University of Technology students) launched 213 water rockets.
Adidas is one of the biggest names in the sports shoe business. What isn’t as well known is that they are also very committed to reducing the amount of plastics consumed.
By now, we all know that plastic is bad for the environment. Besides the damage to marine life who mistake it for food, the chemicals that can be released into soil and groundwater (and then move up the food chain), a new study shows that when plastics are exposed to sunlight, they release greenhouse gasses.
Vanuatu is a nation in the South Pacific, northeast of Australia. Vanuatu includes 13 larger islands and about 70 smaller ones, covering about 1300km. Most of the islands are mountainous, and covered in lush rain forests. Many are protected by coral reefs.