There over 8.3 billion tons of plastic waste found in oceans worldwide and at this rate, there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by the year 2050. That’s not good at all.
These extreme levels of pollution kill marine life and affects global populations. This is a major issue not being talked about.
The robot can be used to clean the Nile of plastic pollution and the Nile is one of the 10 rivers contributing 90% of Ocean plastic waste, says team mentor Richard Ring.
The robot can clean other rivers and oceans if the use is duplicated. How exactly the robot works to perform the job isn’t disclosed. It is thought that how it operates is considered a trade secret.
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