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Water Drone Collects Marine Debris
The world produces 300 million tons of plastic each year, but only about 10 per cent is recycled. The rest is dumped, landfilled or escapes as trash into landscapes, lakes, rivers and the ocean. About 7 million tons end up in the ocean each year, making up roughly 75% of all marine debris.

Although a lot has been done to conserve the oceans for several years, a unique method employed by Rotterdam Port in The Netherlands may change the way oceans can get cleaned up. The port authorities recently launched a new type of water drone that is capable of autonomously patrolling the city’s port and cleaning up waste and debris as it goes.


 
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