BeBot, PixieDrone and the Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup #drone #droneday

The Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup is a campaign focused on creating partnerships to tackle plastic pollution in the Great Lakes and surrounding waterways in Canada and the U.S. BeBot, an eco-friendly beach cleaning robot, and PixieDrone, an eco-friendly floating, remote-control, mobile waste collector, have become art of the Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup team!

Here’s more about the drones from Grand Valley State University:

AWRI, Meijer and the CGLR showcased the drones — BeBot and Pixie Drone — to members of the media and curious onlookers on Aug. 23 at Pere Marquette Park.

The drones’ function is to help contribute to the efforts of The Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup. Lora Shrake, senior program director for business and sustainability at the CGLR, estimated 22 million pounds of plastic enter the Great Lakes annually.

“This not only impacts Great Lakes wildlife, but also the 40 million Americans and Canadians that require the Great Lakes for their drinking water,” said Shrake. “Once collected, the litter is analyzed providing valuable data that allows us to understand the scale of the problem.”

Learn more about the Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup tech and read more from Grand Valley State University


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