Marine Drone cleaning our trash

Flooding is considered to be a natural disaster. However, its effects can be made much worse by man-made problems such as drains clogged by trash. The city of Mumbai, close to the Arabian Sea with the Mithi River flowing through it, experienced a horrific flood, thanks in large part to drains clogged with trash and plastic bags.

Even if human behavior improves greatly by disposing of waste in a responsible manner, drains and as a consequence, bodies of water, are already extremely overrun with trash and debris.

This is the reality that inspired the design of The Marine Drone. The drone is a machine, fitted with sensors, that works like an oversized pool net. The drone catches plastic waste that is drifting though the sea. A sensor keeps fish and other animals away from the filter. An infrasound system and high-powered batteries allow the drone to stay in the water for over two weeks.

Designers: Elie Ahovi, Adrien Lefebvre, Philomene Lambaere, Marion Wipliez, Quentin Sorel and Benjamin Lemoal

Source: Yanko Design, elie.ahovi

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