Drones tracking the spread of plastic pollution
Original story at Sky News• 4 mentions • 4 months ago
Sky News 4 months ago
Their project, Plastic Tide, aims to create software that will automatically pick out the pieces of plastic that wash up here on the shingle. "One of the major challenges we face is that we can only account for 1% of those millions and millions of tonnes [of plastic] that are coming into our oceans every year," Mr Koehler told Sky News. "So the question is, where is that 99% going?" He added: "We just don't know. It could be in the water, it could be in wildlife, or it could be on beaches. "And so what the Plastic Tide is ...