Ocean Clean Up celebrates 10 years

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On Wednesday this week, The Ocean Cleanup turned 10 years old. Just last week the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and The Ocean Cleanup signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on eliminating plastic pollution in oceans and rivers around the globe.  Boyan Slat was diving in Greece and saw more plastic bags than fish, and at the age of 18, he dropped out of his Aerospace Engineering studies to focus fully on his idea and presented his vision in a TEDx talk. Suddenly, several months after the TEDx talk, the video went viral, and the momentum that followed allowed him to officially found The Ocean Cleanup on February 15, 2013.  Take a trip back through the projects and milestones over the last ten years in their video on Twitter.

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