Mr. Trash Wheel has earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for “Most Floating Debris Removed by a Trash Interceptor in One Month.”
The Baltimore Harbor’s automated trash collector has secured its place in the history books by collecting 63.3 tons of debris in April of 2017. First installed in 2014, the solar-powered trash collector has pulled out over 1,396 tons of trash from the Harbor including everything from plastic and foam containers to sports equipment. April is typically the month Mr. Trash Wheel pulls in the most material due to increased rainfall.
From coverage in the Chesapeake Bay Magazine:
Adam Lindquist, director of Waterfront Partnership’s Healthy Harbor Initiative, calls the world record a “bittersweet milestone”:
“Our ultimate goal is to put Mr. Trash Wheel out of a job, and for all Baltimoreans to understand how litter impacts our environmental health.”
Visit Mr. Trash Wheel’s official website for more information and a complete data set.