A Dutch invention - the Interceptor - is a trash-eating boat which uses floating barriers to feed trash into the boat's mouth where a conveyor belt carries the trash into onboard dumpsters. The boat works autonomously around the clock gathering 50,000kg of debris a day. The boat is powered 100% by solar panels. It automatically alerts onshore teams when it needs emptying. These boats are already working in Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam, and will soon start cleaning rivers in Thailand and California.
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation Trust, 26 October 2019. Read the full article.
A similar invention is WasteShark - a drone which removes trash from the sea in Dubai. It's an aquadrone which collects trash in an underwater cage and monitors air and water quality. WasteShark is zero carbon and keeps working around the clock. There're two types of Waste
Sharks: one is autonomous and patrols a defined area, the other is remote-controlled.
Source: GreenMatters, 29 August 2018. Read the full article.