Category: North-America

US Embassy invests more than US$172 thousand to clean up Lake Ilopango

June 17th, 2024 by

The United States Embassy in El Salvador, through its Military Group, invested US$172,722 to clean Lake Ilopango, demonstrating its commitment to protecting this important body of water, which can generate greater attraction for residents and international tourists.

United States Embassy donates aquatic drones to clean Lake Ilopango

June 17th, 2024 by

The United States Embassy in El Salvador yesterday donated three aquatic cleaning drones, known as “Wasteshark”, to the mayor’s office of San Salvador Este, to keep Lake Ilopango free of solid waste and protect the ecosystem there.

PortsToronto Network Remove 43kg and Nearly 63,000 Small Pieces of Plastic Pollution from Toronto Harbour in 2023

February 27th, 2024 by

Over the course of only three expeditions in October 2023, the Toronto WasteSharks “Ebb and Flow” produced by RanMarine Technology collected 19.2 kilograms of floating trash, including nearly 600 pieces of microplastics. (CNW Group/PortsToronto)

PortsToronto launches Canadian debut of WasteShark aquadrone

August 16th, 2023 by

PortsToronto, in partnership with RanMarine Technology, today launched a pilot program that saw two WasteShark aquadrones make their Canadian debut in the Toronto Harbour.

Boat Helps Clear the Waters of the Great Lakes

August 23rd, 2022 by

Aquatic trash boat scooping up marine debris all summer long To the best of scientists’ knowledge, there is no version of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in the Great Lakes, but that doesn’t mean everyone is waiting until a huge trash vortex accumulates to address marine debris. “People see the big pictures in the ocean, […]

RanMarine’s Interview with Las Vegas Morning Blend on ABC

January 14th, 2022 by

RanMarine‘s latest project, the Waste Shark, is working to clean up waterways.  Founder and CEO Richard Hardiman talks to Las Vegas Morning Blend about their first time at CES. See interview on  link Interview: “Every year eight million tons of toxic plastic leak into our oceans, while Ranmarine Technology, a dutch start-up, has come up […]

Meet Mr Trash Wheel – and the other new devices that eat river plastic

January 11th, 2022 by

Mr Trash Wheel scooping up debris in Baltimore harbour. More than 17 tonnes have been collected in a day. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images From ‘bubble barriers’ to floating drones, a host of new projects aim to stop plastic pollution before it ever reaches the ocean The Great Bubble Barrier is just that – a wall of bubbles. […]

WasteShark, the world’s most popular shark, is ready for CES

January 7th, 2022 by

CES has begun. The Netherlands is being represented there by fifty start-ups and twenty scale-ups. RanMarine is one of them. About RanMarine When Richard Hardiman, founder and CEO of RanMarine, saw two people on a boat fishing garbage out of the sea during his daily cup of coffee at the Port of Cape Town, he […]

WasteShark, the plastic gobbling water robot, to debut at CES 2022

January 6th, 2022 by

by RanMarine Technology 6 Jan 09:18 UTC RanMarine founder and CEO Richard Hardiman © RanMarine Technology Plastic Marine litter is one of the biggest threats to ocean life and humans. Now that there is more plastic in the water than fish, new solutions are desperately needed to radically reduce the harmful effects of microplastics. That’s […]

CES 2022: Five Tech Trends to Watch in an Unusual Year

January 3rd, 2022 by

Omicron might prevent some big exhibitors from attending, but over 2,000 companies are expected in Las Vegas to unveil innovations. CES, which took place entirely online in 2021, kicks off Monday with in-person press events in Las Vegas. Nothing about this year’s CES will be normal. That includes some of the biggest trends expected at […]