In the summer months, Tahoe’s beaches are its most popular attraction. It’s also where environmental impacts are concentrated, especially litter. Keeping the shoreline clean supports a thriving tourism economy and the Lake’s ecological health.
AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH
The League to Save Lake Tahoe, in collaboration with ECO-CLEAN Solutions, has introduced an innovative new technology to address beach litter, targeting the most difficult to detect, hard to remove, and potentially harmful litter: tiny bits of plastic and other waste.
The BEBOT is a solar- and battery-powered, beach-cleaning robot. It sifts and captures small debris from beach sand to a depth of four inches, without damaging flora and fauna, or generating emissions. The robot is capable of cleaning 3,000 square meters in an hour.