Wirral Met College students have enjoyed hands-on experience learning about the new innovations in the management of water pollution.

A group of Engineering students visited Liverpool Victoria Rowing Club last week to see the WasteShark, an innovative, carbon neutral, solution to the world’s microplastic problem. Reducing the global escalation of water pollution, the WasteShark is able to efficiently remove over one thousand pounds of waste per day at the source.

A trip coordinated through college partner Peel L&P, Wirral Met College students were given a talk about the WasteShark, getting useful insight into the technology involved in making the drone, and how it functions. Students were then given the opportunity to take control of the WasteShark themselves, and test out its plastic-collecting capabilities.

A valuable learning experience, students enjoyed hearing about a wide range of topics, including aquatic life, marine engineering, and waste awareness. Students were also given an insight into how much hard work went into completing the project.

Lisa Reilly, a spokesperson for Peel L&P, said that "the WasteShark is a fantastic opportunity to showcase how technological advancements can be utilised to create a better environment across Peel Ports."

"Students were able to get involved with steering the device to collect marine litter and found it really insightful to understand how technological advancements are being utilised to deliver environmental improvements, to help safeguard our marine environments for future generations."

If you're interested in our Engineering courses, more information can be found here: Engineering & Automotive Courses | Wirral Met ( 

Check out the pictures below to see our students getting involved with the WasteShark, and gaining valuable experience on this trip:





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