Mr Trash Wheel Cleaning The Baltimore’s Harbor
Mr. Trash Wheel is cleaning the Baltimore’s Harbor right now and it is cleaning it since Since May 9, 2014, and so far it has removed over: 6.76 million cigarette butts, 200,000 plastic bottles, 255,000 Styrofoam containers, 113,000 grocery bags, 173,000 chip bags and 4,000 glass bottles from the Baltimore Harbor.
Powered by the solar panels and the river’s current. It is one amazing project and we need projects like these all over the world if we really want to make a change.
Superheroes come in all shapes and sizes. Mr. Trash Wheel might be the biggest one yet. Courageously protecting Baltimore, Maryland, the water wheel lifts trash and debris from the water and deposits it into a dumpster barge. [source]
When the dumpster is filled to its limit, it gets towed away by a boat and replaced by another one. Officially recognized as ‘The Inner Harbor Water Wheel’, the Jones Falls River’s current turns the water wheel which in turn moves a conveyor belt. A solar panel array generates extra support should the river’s currents not be powerful enough. [source]