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25 Nov 2020 - WEF - The Enviro Buggy vacuum cleaner sieves out microplastics and picks up normal, larger pieces of rubbish on a beach in Cape Town, South Africa.

  • The same work would take humans days to achieve.
  • Wildlife can get entangled in waste or eat it, as they can’t distinguish between it and real food.

A giant blue four-wheeled beach 'vacuum cleaner' is being used to keep a Cape Town beach plastic free.

Called the Enviro Buggy, it is helping to sieve out microplastics and pick up normal, larger pieces of rubbish from the Mother City's Lagoon Beach.

It can be seen trundling along the soft white sand, followed by a hoard of 50 mask-wearing beach cleaners carrying bags and picking up litter in its wake.

CONTINUE READING ONLINE HERE: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/11/south-africa-microplastic-vacuum-cleaner/

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Publication Organisation: 
World Economic Forum (WEF)
Publication Author: 
Jay Caboz Writer, Business Insider
Thematic Area: 
Marine pollution
South Africa