Plastics and the Environment

This little robot is cleaning up our beaches, one cigarette butt at a time

Cigarette butts are the most common type of beach litter. Image: REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Charlotte Edmond

Senior Writer, Formative Content

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The BeachBot uses AI to find and pick up cigarette butts on beaches. Image: ProjectBB
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