Every once in a while, someone comes around, enters a complicated discussion about a complicated situation, and halts the talk with a simple and innovative solution. This typically leaves everyone else scratching their heads while saying “And why didn’t I think of that!?”

Boyan Slat, the 19-year-old man at the helm of The Ocean Cleanup, has done just that. With his innovative yet quite simple idea for cleaning up ocean waste, Slat’s ideas will leave you dumbfounded yet totally optimistic for our ability to clean up the world’s oceans.

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“I have invented a method to clean up almost half of the great Pacific’s garbage patch in just 10 years, using the currents to my advantage,” he says in the video. You will have to check out the full video for his ideas and for more info on his project, and you can get involved in the cause at The Ocean Cleanup.  Here’s to the potential for cleaner oceans because of simple yet genius ideas!

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