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Students Build Vacuum That Sucks Up Microplastics From Sand on the Beach

With the world’s oceans awash in plastic, beaches and islands across the globe are waging an uphill battle in the struggle to manage the plastic debris washing ashore—especially the millions of tiny microplastics that are nearly impossible to sift from the sand.  In Hawaii, however, authorities hope that a new project developed by a group of mechanical engineering students from Canada will be able to clear the tiny debris from state beaches without impacting sand on the beach.  The plastic vacuum cleaner, developed by 12 students from the University of Sherbrooke in Quebec, is called the Hoola One and was initially developed as a school project.  Read more....



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