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Water pollution by waste

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Issue

Water pollution

Damage to nature and environment caused by pollution of water.

Waterways can have 'blind spots' where waste accumulates. This causes an unpleasant image for residents.and has a negative effect on the ecological water quality of a waterway.

Solution

Canal Bin

The Canal Bin is a floating waste collector, that can attract and retain waste. The Canal Bin can be placed at a 'blind spot' of a water way where it continuously collects waste. The water manager purchases the product, residents use it and the water provides the required ('blue' energy).

Pros

  • It can function in several types of waterways.
  • The Canal Bin makes it easy for residents to contribute to clean water.
  • It is made of recycled material.

Characteristics

  1. Topic Water quality
  2. Development state 5: Component and/or breadboard validation in relevant environment
  3. Setting type Rural area, Natural area, Urban area, Port area
  4. Water type Surface water, Navigable water

Submitted innovation Award

Water Innovation Award
2017