5 April 2022

WasteSharks’ collect rubbish in south Devon trial

Group photo of experts from industry and academia are working together to enhance the technology behind the waste robotssource:PLYMOUTH CITY COUNCIL – Experts from industry and academia are working together to enhance the technology behind the waste robots
Remote operated ‘waste sharks’ that collect rubbish from the surface of water are being trialled off south Devon.
The robots have been introduced as part of a Preventing Plastic Pollution project and are being trialled off Turnchapel.
The aim is for them to collect waste in Plymouth’s Cattewater – where litter is known to collect.
The project is a collaboration between scientists and tech experts.
The robots in the waterIMAGE source: PLYMOUTH CITY COUNCIL – The robots are being trialled off Turnchapel
The University of Plymouth will bring its marine plastic pollution expertise to the project and will collect and analyse the waste consumed by the sharks.
Babcock has also purchased a ‘waste shark’ which will help to collect plastic waste from waters around the dockyard.
Waste sharks
The University of Plymouth will collect and analyse the waste consumed by the robots
Read the full article by BBC News

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