Dutch innovator Boyan Slat poses for a portrait next to the anchors of his plastic collecting system in 2017. The trash collection device deployed to corral plastic litter floating is not capturing any garbage.
A nearly 2,000-foot-long tube is towed offshore from San Francisco Bay on Saturday. It's a giant garbage collector and the brainchild of 24-year-old Boyan Slat, who aims to remove 90 percent of ocean plastic by 2040.
The Ocean Cleanup