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The New Inventions Saving Our Oceans

The New Inventions Saving Our Oceans

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Designed by Richard Hardiman of RanMarine and already in use in the Port of Rotterdam, Waste Shark is a small robotic device that 'swims' close to the shore catching rubbish before it can make its way out to sea. Available in both Slim and Fatboy versions, each device has a mouth that extends a foot below the water and can catch up to 1,100 pounds of waste before returning to land to be emptied. The Port of Rotterdam Authority's Port Waste Catch programme trialled the product back in 2016, as did Dubai Marina. Most recently, a WasteShark was launched in March 2019 by WWF and Sky at Ilfracombe Harbour in Devon, UK.

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