How latest technology is fishing pollution out of our waterways - The Worcester Observer

How latest technology is fishing pollution out of our waterways

Worcester Editorial 26th Nov, 2022   0

A PIONEERING new mission to fight plastic in UK waterways has been launched to great success.

The innovative scheme, which aims to tackle pollution in our rivers and canals took place at Diglis Marina in Worcester on November 10.

P and D Marine Services is the UK’s exclusive distributor of Jellyfishbot, which is a revolutionary piece of technology that can clean microplastics, oil, and other waste from water quickly and safely.

The leading tech not only works quickly and effectively to clean-up debris, it is also operated via remote control. This means the Jellyfishbot can operate without causing unnecessary risk to workers and wildlife.

The team at P and D Marine Services worked in partnership with local councillors, local schools, Canal River Trust, and the Mayor of Worcester to raise awareness of the problem of river pollution, and the innovative, risk-free ways that it can be tackled and get it to the top of the agenda for public councils and businesses alike.

Speaking at the event, Simon Nadin, Managing Director for P and D Marine Services was keen to share his enthusiasm for Jellyfishbot: “It’s really encouraging to see interest around the new technology. It offers a huge amount of applications for any sector working on or around waterways, even down to its ability to conduct bathymetric surveys, which are crucial for any cleaning or surveying work.

“From household litter to oil spills, Jellyfishbot is the perfect device for looking after our waterways and safeguarding our environment for generations to come.”

The clean-up event also saw pupils from Perry Wood Primary and Nursery School design posters about river pollution for the national campaign. The posters were placed into plastic bottles and released into the basin at Diglis Marina, where they were then recollected.

After collection, the Mayor of Worcester Coun Adrian Gregson, chose one of the posters to promote the campaign.

• To organise a clean-up event of your own, or a trial of Jellyfishbot, visit .

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