Category: North-America

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 […]

A New Hero In The Battle Against Ocean Pollution: The WasteShark

December 21st, 2021 by

Article by Shelly Mateer / Oplens As a child growing up in the Florida Keys I can remember swimming in our canal and discovering the wildlife surrounding me. Triggerfish, seahorses, needlefish, horseshoe crabs, jellyfish, barracuda, you name it. In the canal walls, we would spot lobster and an occasional octopus. It was a great introduction […]

CES 2022 INNOVATION AWARD PRODUCT

December 1st, 2021 by

WASTESHARK By RanMarine Technology BV Honoree Drones & Unmanned Systems To contribute to the huge challenge of cleaning and monitoring our world’s waters, RanMarine Technology developed the patented WasteShark. It is the world’s first autonomous aquadrone designed for clearing marine plastic waste. At a running cost of 20% of other marine waste removal solutions and […]