ARCUB: The Autonomous River Clean-Up Boat
PROJECT GOAL: Plastic materials breakdown in our waterways, causing a health inequity which affects a large population in our community. Our project intends to solve this inequity by moving through the water and collecting these plastics from the river before they can breakdown.
Microplastics are very harmful to the environment and affect humans by polluting water and poisoning aquatic creatures and plant life, creating a health inequity to the human end user. This inequity is extremely relevant to us as our community heavily depends on our local river systems. To address this issue, our team created the ARCUB which removes these dangerous microplastics at their source: the larger pieces of plastic waste found in our rivers. Farmers, fisherman and families within our community will benefit from the ARCUB’s cost effective and efficient methods of ensuring that water and food sources from our local rivers are safe and clean.