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The ocean cleanup unveils floating garbage truck that catches plastic in rivers

04 November 2019

Plastic bottle floating down a river

Interceptors use floating barriers that catch waste and guide it towards an opening. The current moves the debris onto a conveyor belt. The belt extracts the debris from the water and delivers the waste to the shuttle, a processing plant that resembles a barge.


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Image courtesy of MW from Pixabay.

Keywords: oceans, plastics, water, sustainability, construction and mechanical, digital technologies, characteristics of technology, characteristics of technological outcomes

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