This Man Collects Plastic Waste On A Floating Bicycle!

Photo: Dhruv Boruah/Facebook

How innovative can one get?

With the world choking on thousands of tonnes of toxic plastic waste, there is something that is needed to be done on an individual level. And this man from London is leading by example.

Dhruv Boruah, an Indian man based in London cycles across the city’s water bodies on a floating bicycle that he has designed himself. Yes, a floating bicycle! Look at the picture below:

Photo: Dhruv Boruah/Facebook

This 35-year-old man whose initiative is titled, ‘The Thames Project’, collects plastic waste since a year.

According to a report in India Today, Boruah designed this floating bicycle by using a bamboo cycle, attaching floats on both the sides and added a rudder and a pedal-powered propeller in the front. There are fishing nets attached to the sides of the floating cycle that collects the waste as he cycles away with curious onlookers wondering what he is doing.

Photo: Dhruv Boruah/Facebook

Such a beautiful innovation, sparks curiosity and curiosity sparks a discussion on plastic waste. Brilliant idea, isn’t it? He also encourages communities, councils and businesses to not create more plastic waste and understand the gravity of the situation.

“It’s a great conversation starter, and then I can tell them about my work, the plastic, and how it all stars here in the canals,” he told CNN.

Boruah has also given an inspiring TedxClapham talk that is interesting and an eye-opener. Have a look:

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Heer Khant
Heer Khant

Traveller | Writer | Photographer | Maverick | Social Worker | Lawyer | A freedom-loving woman for whom words are like wings to her soul. She believes in aliens, hates boundaries and lives like the first human on Earth.

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