Boyan Slat is now known to most: it is the boy, now 24, who has abandoned his studies in aerospace engineering to devote himself to Ocean Cleanup, the project that promises to clean the oceans from plastic. The main aim of the project is actually the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, the island of garbage that is located in the Pacific Ocean. Before reaching the heart of the Pacific - where the accumulation resides - however, the 'U' shaped tube had to face a test period in the San Francisco Bay: the system passed all types of tests and now, news recently, it is ready to leave the coast and reach the plastic island. The tests conducted in the San Francisco Bay were successful; only slight damage to the tubular structure was recorded, but caused during transport and not during operation. "There has never been a cleaning system of the same size, put into operation in the ocean; therefore, continuous verification is an integral part of our project, "said Boyan Slat, the CEO of Ocean Cleanup. The test period in the San Francisco Bay, lasting two weeks, can be said to be concluded: next stop Great Pacific Garbage Patch. According to the calculations, the trip will take up to three weeks. The navigation speed remains very low - between 2 and 4 knots - to prevent any kind of damage to the 'U' tube that will have to be dragged all the way. Once you reach the Pacific plastic island, you will have to assemble the tube in its 'U' shape, at the base of the operation of the whole system, and start the cleaning process. The project is global in scope because at stake there is the possibility of reversing the tendency of pollution of the oceans: everything is going according to plan and nothing remains but to wait for further updates!