Drone machine cleaning up oceans: Does SA's coastline need this?

Written by: Boipelo Mokgothu

 

Cape Town - What better way to help clean up our ocean than by using a drone to pick up rubbish? Well in Rotterdam, Waste Sharks are the new invested drones that pick up garbage from the oceans. 

With the ongoing water crisis we have in South Africa, we're intently focused on preserving our natural water resources.  

 

SEE:  #WorldWaterDay: Innovations to save water a global must

 

In order to prevent garbage from going into the sea and wreaking untold havoc on marine life, the waste shark is designed to pick up the garbage before it piles up.  

 

Waste Shark is currently being tested and The Port of Rotterdam Authority’s Port Waste Catch is sponsoring the project until the end of the year, with four Waste Sharks swimming around. 

 

Each of the Waste Sharks collect up to 1 100 pounds of waste in its open mouth. The Waste Sharks come in two different sizes; Slim and Fatboy. 

 

 

 

Article link: http://traveller24.news24.com/Explore/Green/drone-machine-cleaning-up-oceans-does-sas-coastline-need-this-20170327

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