International Coastal Cleanup Day

A project log for Robot Missions

Makers and Environmentalists collecting shoreline debris using a robot platform

Erin RobotGrrlErin RobotGrrl 09/16/2016 at 15:120 Comments

September 17th marks the International Coastal Cleanup Day. Many groups around the world will be collecting shoreline debris to help keep our coastlines clean. The data that is recorded leads to more insights about the debris that has washed ashore.

Check out this video to see how much trash was collected globally in 2012:

Robot Missions will be participating through the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup at Guild Park & Gardens

There is evidence of big trash:

@RobotMissions Will we get to see Bowie in action on Saturday? The rebar is all gone but stll lots to clean #ScarbTO
— Friends of Guild P&G (@GuildPark) September 16, 2016

And tiny trash:

What could you find in a 7 minute #shorelinecleanup? Rose from #Ontario found 179 pieces of #plastictrash @GuildPark
— Shoreline Cleanup (@cleanshorelines) August 25, 2016

We are looking forward to learning more about the types of debris they find, helping to clean up, and taking Bowie on a test run.

Whether you are near an ocean, river, lake, or even a storm drain - find somewhere to collect trash and help reduce the pollution.

Stay tuned for what our results are!