- A team of South Sudanese teenagers has built a robot to help reduce plastic waste in the world
- According to reports, the waste is a big threat to aquatic and human lives as it keeps increasing
- James Madut, one of the teens, said that it is important for youths to work together on improving their societies
Poor plastic disposal has always been one of the core issues environmentalists struggle with as they do not only clog drainages but become a threat to aquatic life.
According to Face2Face, the level of plastic waste disturbingly rose in the early 2000s to the highest they have been in the past 40 years, as 300 million tons of plastic waste is said to be generated annually.
Some of the rivers that the pollution reportedly comes from are the Yangtze, Indus, Pearl, Mekong, Nile and Niger rivers, among several others.
Some Africans are doing everything to change that as they built a robot that can rid waters of plastic waste and other pollutants.
The creation was showcased at the First Global Challenge held in Dubai. Richard Ring, the team mentor, said the robot was built to help clean up the Nile.
James Madut, one of the teenagers, said that youth should be focused on how they could work together to better their communities.
“As the youth, our main point is to unite and make a change and work with the community to clean the oceans. We can do it together,” he said.
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