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I chose to follow Boyan Slat on Twitter. He is a 19-year-old student at Delft University of Technology who developed plans create an Ocean Cleanup Array that could remove 7,250,000 tons of plastic waste from the world’s oceans. He also founded "The Ocean Cleanup Foundation, a non-profit organization which is responsible for the development of his proposed technologies. His ingenious solution could potentially save hundreds of thousands of aquatic animals annually, and reduce pollutants (including PCB and DDT) from building up in the food chain. It could also save millions per year, both in clean-up costs, lost tourism and damage to marine vessels." I chose him as a "hero" because at such a young age he is already designing technology that could improve the planet.