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
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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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Stuart Heaver

Stuart Heaver

Originally from Kent, England, former Naval officer and entrepreneur, Stuart Heaver is a full-time freelance writer and features journalist living and working in Hong Kong. He loves his job, the sea and his family but not necessarily in that order.