- A team of South Sudanese teenagers has built a robot to help reduce plastic waste in the world
- According to reports, the waste are big threats to aquatic and human lives as they keep increasing
- James Madut, one of the teens, said that it is important for youths to work together on improving their societies
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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, plastic wastes disturbingly rose in the early 2000s than they were in the past 40 years, as 300 million tons of plastic wastes are said to be generated annually.
Some of the rivers that those wastes reportedly come from are Yangtze, Indus, Pearl, Mekong, Nile, Niger, among several others.
Some South Sudanese are doing everything to change that as they built a robot that can rid waters of plastic wastes 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 a 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.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Osatohanmwen Osemwengie is one of the few Nigerians flying the nation's flag high.
Osemwengie is a robotic genius who currently works with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and has been able to deploy drones to many parts of the world.
In 2008, he was quite a star at that year’s robotics championship. In his interview with the media, he said he with a team are working on a technology called Mars Curiosity Rover which is set to launch in 2020.
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