This entry is both sad and optimistic at the same time. It’s sad because there’s now a thing called The Great Pacific Garbage Patch made up of tiny, pea-sized bits of decomposing plastic. It’s a soupy, messy anomaly that’s about the size of Texas. The good news is that, while humans have caused the problem, we can also clean it up. Many people have started inventing robots that could do the job, including 21-year old inventor named Boyant Slat. We think you should put your mind to the task and invent something, too. Take a look at Boyant’s design, investigate the problem and see what your mind can do.

Discovery News – Ocean Array Could Clean Up 7,250,000 Tons Of Plastic

Boyan Slat

National Geographic – Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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Rachel Tepper, Operations Manager
Originally from Texas, Rachel Tepper works as the Operations Manager helping to keep the facility running smoothly, managing accounting responsibilities, and assisting with in-house marketing efforts. In addition to working at Do Space, she has two big dogs that she enjoys walking and taking on vacations with her husband.