Category: Africa

New floating drones could help fight plastic pollution

June 18th, 2021 by

Floating drones inspired by whale sharks and four-wheeled robots are the latest inventions in an attempt to address plastic pollution, Bloomberg reports. RanMarine Technology, an organization based in Rotterdam, has developed what they call a ‘WasteShark’ that collects waste through a wide opening that mimics a whale shark. The WasteShark is an autonomous surface vessel, this means […]

Assistance needed to collect nurdles from beaches

December 29th, 2020 by

Litter4Tokens is calling for help following the resurgence of plastic nurdle pollution on SA beaches. Litter4Tokens is an innovative recycling solution, whereby bags of recyclable material are exchanged for tokens valued at R5 each. These can be redeemed for dry goods in token shops at the many Litter4Tokens outlets across South Africa, thereby targeting the […]