Children on a heavily polluted beach in Bali, Indonesia. A team of Hong Kong students has invented a cheap robot that can collect plastic from the sea and reduced the scourge of marine pollution. Photo: Riau Images/Barcroft Images via Getty Images

Robot marine plastic pollution collector Hong Kong students invented offers a cheap solution to clear rubbish-choked coasts

  • ClearBot, prize-winning, solar-powered, semi-submersible rubbish scooper developed by Hong Kong students, uses open-source software and is easy to build
  • Team behind it hope to develop commercial models they can sell, while making US$900 ClearBot design available to coastal communities in poor countries
Topic |   Environment

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Children on a heavily polluted beach in Bali, Indonesia. A team of Hong Kong students has invented a cheap robot that can collect plastic from the sea and reduced the scourge of marine pollution. Photo: Riau Images/Barcroft Images via Getty Images
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The West New Territories Landfill in Tuen Mun. Hongkongers sent an average of 1.53kg of municipal solid waste per day to landfills in 2018. Photo: Edward Wong

Environmental group warns of ‘dark period’ as Hong Kong waste hits highest level since 1991

  • Hongkongers sent an average of 1.53kg of municipal solid waste, which includes domestic, commercial and industrial debris, to landfills every day last year
  • City sent a total of 5.87 million tonnes of solid waste to local landfills in 2018, up from 5.66 million tonnes in 2017
Topic |   Hong Kong environmental issues

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The West New Territories Landfill in Tuen Mun. Hongkongers sent an average of 1.53kg of municipal solid waste per day to landfills in 2018. Photo: Edward Wong
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