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By now you’ve probably heard about the issue of ocean plastic pollution – but do you know just how pervasive the problem is? Every year we produce 300 million tons of plastic – and there’s currently 7.25 million tons of waste circulating the ocean in massive gyres like the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. In this inspiring TED talk teenager Boyan Slat shows just how bad our plastic problem is – and he proposes a brilliant solution. Watch the video above to find out what it is!


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