Meet “Mr.Trash Wheel” – a googly-eyed, solar powered water wheel in Baltimore that removes trash from the river. This amazing device continues to clean up people’s litter even while we sleep.
The water wheel is powered by the river’s current, which lifts debris from the water and deposits it into a dumpster.
It is then sent to be incinerated, which generates power for some homes in Maryland. When there isn’t enough water current, there is a solar panel attached to the water wheel to provide additional power.
This seems like a great idea and these devices could help clean up many big city areas where rain and wind bring trash to the rivers. It not only makes it nicer for people to look at, it makes the water cleaner and safer for all aquatic life.
(Article By Jeremiah Jones)