Baltimore’s Water Wheel Keeps On Turning, Pulling In Tons Of Trash

Baltimore’s Water Wheel Keeps On Turning, Pulling In Tons Of Trash

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“Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is a city landmark teeming with tourists, restaurants and — until recently — floating trash.”

John Kellett walked by every day on his way to work and notice the trash floating in the water. He often heard tourists call the harbor disgusting — and it bugged him.

“That’s when he developed his idea: a big water wheel to collect the plastic cups, cigarette butts and Cheetos bags. Kellett approached Baltimore officials about ways to remove the trash — and they listened. The water wheel is now docked in the harbor.”

(LISTEN to or READ the story from NPR News)

Thanks to Dan for the story tip.

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