As a non-scientific person, who likes learning about science, I always appreciate a large scientific progression, especially in regard to helping the environment. Most of us try to take measures on land to make an environmentally friendly world, but the ocean is another story, as they are not in the majority of our backyards, making efforts less commonplace. When I think about cleaning up the ocean, the first thing that comes to my mind is oil, however, as we know, much more pollution corrupts the waters and sea life. It turns out the Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch (this is where the currents of the 4 oceans come together and form a natural whirlpool with collects much of the trash from the Pacific) may be getting some assistance in collecting plastic in the ocean thanks to a forward thinking 19-year-old who has developed the Ocean Cleanup Array. Kudos to Mr.Slat for his talents and creating a cleaner planet for tomorrow.