Powered by solar and current, this bug eyed creature named Mr. Trash Wheel gobbles down the garbage like nobody's business. Since 2014, Mr. Trash has collected more than a million pounds of trash and debris from the Jones Falls River.
Googly-Eyed Trash Eaters May Clean a Harbor Near You
Baltimore’s success with Mr. Trash Wheel and Professor Trash Wheel may spread to other cities.
Known as "Mr. Trash Wheel," this floating device sucks up plastic from polluted harbors.
PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY THE WATERFRONT PARTNERSHIP
Baltimore’s harbor is cleaner than it has been in decades thanks to two anthropomorphic trash wheels pulling debris from its waters.
Mr. Trash Wheel and Professor Trash Wheel, the latter of which was installed in December, are solar- and hydro-powered trash interceptors based in Baltimore's Inner Harbor, clearing debris before it enters the Chesapeake Bay. Over a million pounds of trash has been pulled out of the water by Mr. Trash Wheel since it was installed in May 2014.