From aquatic drones to AI beach buggies and enzymes that ‘eat’ polyester
The solutions being developed to clean up the 199 MILLION tonnes of plastic littering our oceans
- Scientists and engineers are working to find solutions to the global problem of ocean plastic
- Technologies like seabins, plastic interceptors and aquatic drones are currently being utilised
- Plastic-eating enzymes, microbe nets and magnetic liquids are being scaled up, but show promise
- MailOnline looks at how else we are working to remove rubbish from our oceans and rivers
According to the World Economic Forum, between 75 and 199 million tons of plastic are currently in our oceans.
This ranges from large floating debris to microplastics, which form as the bigger pieces of waste break down.
As a result, scientists and engineers are working hard to find new solutions to the global problem of plastic pollution.
These include aquatic drones that can be programmed to scoop up floating debris from the surface of rivers, and buggies that use artificial intelligence (AI) to search for and pick up litter for use on beaches.
Scientists are also hoping to scale up the use of magnetic nano-scale springs that hook on to microplastics and break them down.
MailOnline takes a closer a look at some of the technologies currently being used to reduce the man-made debris in our oceans, and those that are still in development.
MailOnline takes a closer look at ten new technologies that are helping to remove man-made garbage from Earth’s oceans, including plastic-eating enzymes and marine drones
According to the World Economic Forum, between 75 and 199 million tons of plastic are currently floating in our oceans, with millions of tons more dumped every year
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